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Biodiversity is a hot topic in conversations about conservation (say that three times fast!). But why?

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Barcodes are used to identify all sorts of things, from bottles of shampoo to hockey pucks to polar bears. Wait a minute—polar bears?

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Dinosaurs are not extinct!  Well, not technically anyway.  Some people would argue that birds are “new-school” dinosaurs. 

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These days, it seems you can’t swing a cricket bat without hitting a zombie reference in the media. Zombies are in the theatres, on prime-time TV, and even invading our classic literature!

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As far as vacation souvenirs go, bed bugs suck — literally. Infestations of these blood-sucking insects are on the rise, and they can easily hitch a ride home in your luggage. Here’s a crash course in bed bug biology and some tips.

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Your body is made up cells that reproduce almost endlessly on their own, so why don’t you live forever? Well, the answer to that question is still not fully understood and even what we do know is incredibly complicated.

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You’ve probably heard the saying “leaves of three; let them be” – a warning to steer clear of the three-leafed plant poison ivy.

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Have you ever heard the saying: “You are what you eat”? This saying is especially true for Monarch butterflies.

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The feminization of fish is a problem that has been observed around the globe in freshwater and marine systems. What does this mean and why is it happening?

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