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The fight to save coral

The fight to save coral

Climate change is pushing corals, and the biologists hoping to save them, to their limits.

Sporting a long beard and wide-brimmed hat, David Vaughan looks like a tropical version of John Muir. Instead of a mountaineering spiritualist, though, he is the director of the Mote Tropical Research Laboratory in Summerland Key, Florida. He is also decidedly more pragmatic than the famed naturalist. He is among a growing number of marine biologists working on novel approaches to coral conservation. More…

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Your spitting image

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Turning roundworms into flatworms

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The fight to save coral

The fight to save coral

Climate change is pushing corals, and the biologists hoping to save them, to their limits.

The end of biomedical research on U.S. chimps may imperil their wild brethren

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Good mold, bad mold

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