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Planet Earth is home to 8.7 million species, scientists estimate

Planet Earth is home to 8.7 million species, scientists estimate | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Latest bid to count and catalogue the living world is billed as the most accurate yet – but only a tiny proportion is known to science (AS Biology - a recent estimate of the number of species on Earth: 8.7 million!
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Lizard evolution studied by scientists - San Francisco Chronicle

Lizard evolution studied by scientists - San Francisco Chronicle | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Lizard evolution studied by scientistsSan Francisco ChronicleWhen hurricane Frances swept across the Bahamas nearly a decade ago, it wiped out all the lizards on scores of scrubby little islands, and gave a team of lizard-loving biologists a chance...
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Northern Cardinal, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Northern Cardinal, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Learn how to identify Northern Cardinal, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird.
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Get Your Botany On!: Green in Winter: Beach Wormwood

Get Your Botany On!: Green in Winter: Beach Wormwood | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Artemisia caudata is common and abundant in dry sand, and while native, it is generally unloved and overlooked. It produces an attractive rosette the first year, then sends up a tall, leafy flowering stalk after that.
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Where in the winter do our killer whales go? - Chinook Observer

Where in the winter do our killer whales go? - Chinook Observer | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Seattle Post IntelligencerWhere in the winter do our killer whales go?Chinook ObserverCRANBERRY ROAD — Federal biologists are trying to unravel an enduring mystery about where the Northwest's resident orca whales spend the winter.
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Citizen Scientists Wanted for the 15th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Citizen Scientists Wanted for the 15th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Great Backyard Bird Count Perfect for Families


Get out your bird books- this year’s 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place from February 17th-20th!  

The GBBC helps researcher...
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Frozen Fruit Flies Come Back to Life | Popular Science

Frozen Fruit Flies Come Back to Life | Popular Science | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Feeding flies a "cryoprotectant" can save them from the cold (Frozen Fruit Flies Come Back to Life http://t.co/j1EV0GWo...)...
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Big fish reveal shelter secrets on reefcam - PhysOrg.com

Big fish reveal shelter secrets on reefcam - PhysOrg.com | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Big fish reveal shelter secrets on reefcamPhysOrg.com... down on the Great Barrier Reef, including the highly susceptible tabular corals.
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A bug's (sex) life: Diving beetles offer unexpected clues about sexual selection

A bug's (sex) life: Diving beetles offer unexpected clues about sexual selection | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Studies of diving beetles suggest sperm evolution may be driven by changes in female reproductive organs, challenging the paradigm of post-mating sexual selection being driven mostly by competition among sperm.
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The Inner Lives of Fish - Wall Street Journal

The Inner Lives of Fish - Wall Street Journal | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalThe Inner Lives of FishWall Street Journal"X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out," an exhibit that opened at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington last weekend, captures these aquatic wonders in X-rays.
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PLoS Biology: How Bacteria Turn Fiber into Food | Molecularist

PLoS Biology: How Bacteria Turn Fiber into Food. “Now, a new study by Eric Martens, David Bolam, and colleagues has looked into how a pair of the most common species of gut bacteria metabolize polysaccharides, showing ...
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Biologists worry about fate of endangered toad - Houston Chronicle

Biologists worry about fate of endangered toad - Houston Chronicle | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Biologists worry about fate of endangered toadHouston Chronicle2, 2012 photo, Donald Brown, a Biology doctoral student at Texas State University, records weather data during a search for Houston toads at a pond near Bastrop, Texas.
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Get Your Botany On!: Green in Winter: Puttyroot Orchid

Get Your Botany On!: Green in Winter: Puttyroot Orchid | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
The leaf withers away in spring as the tree canopy closes in, and in June the plant can be found with a leafless flowering scape. Flowers and scapes are tan, brownish, and/or purplish, and there is a bright lemon yellow form (f.
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The Mystery of the Missing Fingerprints - ScienceNOW

The Mystery of the Missing Fingerprints - ScienceNOW | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
The Mystery of the Missing Fingerprints - ScienceNOW...
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Dolphins beaching in record numbers on Cape Cod | PRI.ORG

Dolphins beaching in record numbers on Cape Cod | PRI.ORG | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Some as-yet unknown phenomenon is leading an unprecedented number of common dolphins to beach themselves on the shores of Cape Code in Massachusetts. Volunteers are trying to save them, but more than 100 have died.
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Maryland's Turtles, Tadpoles, Salamanders Face Deadly Virus - Huffington Post

Maryland's Turtles, Tadpoles, Salamanders Face Deadly Virus - Huffington Post | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Maryland's Turtles, Tadpoles, Salamanders Face Deadly VirusHuffington PostIn an interview with The Huffington Post, Dr.
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Plants Use Body Clocks to Prepare for Battle - Wired News

Plants Use Body Clocks to Prepare for Battle - Wired News | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Outcome MagazinePlants Use Body Clocks to Prepare for BattleWired NewsBy Wired UK By Olivia Solon, Wired UK Biologists at Rice University have discovered that while plants might look fairly inactive in the day, they are surreptitiously preparing...
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'Biology hackers' create laboratory in New York City - BBC News

'Biology hackers' create laboratory in New York City - BBC News | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
'Biology hackers' create laboratory in New York CityBBC NewsA group of researchers has created the first community-run biology laboratory in New York City.
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World’s Tiniest Chameleons Found in Madagascar

World’s Tiniest Chameleons Found in Madagascar | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Researchers have recently discovered four new chameleon species, which rank among the world's tiniest reptiles. Adults of the smallest speci... (Guess how big is the world's smallest chameleon?
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Corn Prices Making Life Difficult For N.D. Bees : NPR

Corn Prices Making Life Difficult For N.D. Bees : NPR | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
The northern plains, especially the Dakotas, are home to about half of the country's honey bee hives during the summer. It's been a good place for bees because they can gather nectar and pollen from so many wildflowers.
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A Natural History Writer: Spraybows and rainbows

A Natural History Writer: Spraybows and rainbows | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
A NATURAL HISTORY WRITER. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Damian Fagan is a freelance natural history writer and nature photographer who focuses on the flora and fauna of the American Southwest and the Pacific ...
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How Are Genetics Involved In Healthy Teeth?

How Are Genetics Involved In Healthy Teeth? | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Keeping clean, healthy teeth can be a challenge, especially when your genetics don't seem to be on your side. Still, working hard to maintain your oral hygiene can make a difference in your smile.
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Finally an answer: Why do zebras have stripes? - iTWire

Finally an answer: Why do zebras have stripes? - iTWire | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
ABC OnlineFinally an answer: Why do zebras have stripes?iTWireA study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology answers the question as to why zebras have stripes.
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What's your marine biology Bucket List? | Deep Sea News

What's your marine biology Bucket List? | Deep Sea News | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
There are so many amazing aquatic species out there, it's practically impossible for any one person to see them all, even if they dedicated their entire life to.
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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab.
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Welcome to GBBC — Great Backyard Bird Count

Welcome to GBBC — Great Backyard Bird Count | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.
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