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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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How to beat a fingerprint scanner

How to beat a fingerprint scanner

3-D printed hands expose security vulnerability

Your spitting image

Your spitting image

Researchers are using saliva bacteria to tell people apart and detectives may be next

The inner lives of fish

The inner lives of fish

If fish feel pain and pleasure, what should we do?

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

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

Chimpanzee research was once done for the benefit of humans. Now, some researchers think it’s essential for saving the great apes.

Good mold, bad mold

Good mold, bad mold

What cheese caves have that your refrigerator doesn’t

A fish out of water

A fish out of water

Buckets in hand, ecologists scramble to save the threatened Santa Ana sucker

Weathering the storm of genetic data

Weathering the storm of genetic data

The startup SolveBio wants to be a one-stop shop for scientists trying to cope with data overload