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Steve Irwin (“The Crocodile Hunter”), who died tragically in September 2006 from a stingray puncture to his chest, is a posthumous coauthor on a paper published today in PLoS One. Impressive. Bora at A Blog Around the Clock has more details.

A Hot Topic

From the archives: (19 January 2006) Today’s issue of Nature features several interesting articles about the effects of global warming. Two are research articles, with one revising estimates of the expected increase in sea level due to global warming and the other demonstrating how certain important marine ecosystems could be vulnerable to changes in ocean…

Amphibian Disease Heats Up

From the archives: (13 January 2006) What do global warming and epidemic diseases have in common? Apparently they have a lot, at least when it comes to amphibians. Microorganisms have a knack for showing up in unexpected places. In the 1980s, two scientists discovered a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori that causes over 80% of stomach…