Biology News
Fires spark biodiversity criticism of Sweden's forest industry - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Non-governmental organisations warn that there are considerable challenges to ensuring biodiversity for plants and animals amid the fight against global warming. One in 10 species in the country's forests is on the red list of the Swedish Species ...

Lectins help social amoeba establish their own microbiome - Baylor College of Medicine News (press release)


Baylor College of Medicine News (press release)
... the amoebas get stressed and respond by getting together, forming first a slug and then a fruiting body consisting of a ball of spores balanced atop a dead stalk,” said corresponding author Dr. Adam Kuspa, professor of biochemistry and molecular ...

Anthony Bourdain's Toxicology Report Shows No Narcotics in His System - Fortune


Fortune
Anthony Bourdain's toxicology report showed no traces of narcotics in his system, according to French officials. The beloved chef and television host was found dead on June 8 in Kaysersberg, France; his death was ruled a suicide by hanging.
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Red Tides and Dead Zones

North Falmouth - United States

Article from WHOI's Coastal Ocean Institute about how the most widespread, chronic environmental problem in the coastal ocean is caused by an excess of chemical nutrients.

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Dead Zones - National Science Foundation Special Report
United States

Examining the causes of the blooms of organic matter that ultimately rob the ocean of life-sustaining oxygen.

Harmful Algae and Red Tides
United States

Provides a primer on how microscopic, single-celled plants can ocasionally grow very fast and accumulate into dense, visible patches, and also provides a number of articles on algal blooms that have appeared in publications.

Red Tides in Western Gulf of Maine
United States

Describes U.S. Geological Survey studies on sources, transport, and nutrient environment for these phytoplankton blooms, which can be harmful.

IBC Life Sciences: TIDES
United States

Education and networking experience for those involved in the manufacturing and development of oligonucleotide and peptide products for three days in Las Vegas, Navada.

Fur Is Dead
United States

Opposing the fur industry. Includes anti-fur ads, video, photos, fact sheets, and more. From PETA.

Cryonics Over Dead Geeks' Bodies
United States

Wired News article by Michelle Delio, based on an interview with Heather Pringle, author of the new book: "The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession and the Everlasting Dead".

Dr. Carver Is Dead; Negro Scientist
United States

1943 obituary from the New York Times. Registration required.

Frozen Dead Guy Days
United States

The official site of a winter festival held annually in march in the mountain town of Nederland, Colorado. A bit weird, since the Nederlands city government actively worked to oust Bredo Morstoel (the "frozen dead guy") from their town several years ago. But there he still sits, now the frozen centerpiece of a festival.

Elasmo.com: The Life and Times of Long Dead Sharks
United States

Sharing of information about fossil and living sharks and rays.

United States

Photograph and horticultural data for this plant.