Science on the trail. Duke Research Blog, June 28, 2017. High schoolers head to the backcountry to learn the secret of slug slime and other discoveries of science and self in a new girls camp.
Marine snails get a metabolism boost. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, May 3, 2011. Most of us wouldn’t consider slow-moving snails to be high-metabolism creatures. But at one point in the distant past, snail metabolism sped up, says a new study in the journal Paleobiology.
Evolution drives many plants and animals to be bigger, faster. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, March 7, 2011. For the vast majority of plants and animals, the ‘bigger is better’ view of evolution may not be far off the mark, says a new study of natural selection.
Scared snails opt for single parenthood rather than wait for a mate. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, August 16, 2010. Solitary snails in search of a mate put off parenthood as long as possible in the hopes that a partner will appear. But scared snails settle for single parenthood much sooner than their calm counterparts, says a new study. Picked up by USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, and LiveScience.