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Six of seven species of sea turtles, critical to ocean ecology, are facing extinction with humans their most dangerous predator.

Meet the Beastcam (TM): an ingenious device that produces stunning 3-D photographs for use in sea turtle education and conservation and to...

Several bumblebee species have seen their ranges contract and some may face extinction due to several combined stressors, say ecologists Lynn Adler, professor of biology, and her former postdoctoral fellow Scott McArt, with others. Their recent analysis, one of...

Thomas Zoeller, Biology, was interviewed about efforts to ban toxic fire-resistant chemicals in children’s products such as furniture, mattresses, and household electronics, noting that the chemicals interfere...

Annual Undergraduate Life Science Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 18th . The Junior Fellows in the Life Sciences are hosting the event, which is sponsored by the College of...

Polymer scientist Al Crosby and functional biologist Duncan Irschick, the inventors of the gecko-inspired adhesive, Geckskin, are co-directors of a new, system-wide UMass Center for Evolutionary Materials. It is intended to be a home for researchers from many fields who are...

Benjamin Normark, Biology, was interviewed by media about a new study on Diploscapter pachys, a tiny roundworm has developed an asexual way to copy its genes that also leads to enough minute mutations to allow it to adapt but not cause crippling defects....