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Gut Microbes Help Keep Starved Flies Fecund

Microbes living in the guts of fruit flies appear to influence the flies' food choice—and promote egg production, even under a nutrient-poor diet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

16 hours ago — Christopher Intagliata

Killer Cats Bash Biodiversity

Conservation biologist Peter Marra talks with journalist Rene Ebersole about the threat of outdoor cats to wild animals and to human health. Marra is the co-author, with writer Chris Santella, of the book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.
 

April 24, 2017 — Rene Ebersole and Steve Mirsky

Dogging It: Turning Wild Foxes into Man's Second-Best Friend

Evolutionary biologist and science historian Lee Dugatkin talks about the legendary six-decade Siberian experiment in fox domestication run by Lyudmila Trut, his co-author of a new book and Scientific American article about the research. 

April 18, 2017 — Lee Dugatkin and Steve Mirsky

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner