Biology

Victor O. Leshyk

Climate change scientists know that plants can’t grow larger with extra carbon dioxide unless they also have nitrogen. But a new study coauthored by a Flagstaff ecologist shows fungus can help plants get around that limitation.


USFWS

Fish and frogs swim slower when they’re exposed to pesticides, according to a review study by two Northern Arizona University biologists.


Susannah Porter

Microscopic fossils in the Grand Canyon show evidence of a vampire-like predator that punctured its prey to suck out the innards.


Uzma Tahir

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way since someone first walked on a wooden peg in about 300 B.C. A group of scientists at Northern Arizona University is now working on a way to make a computerized bionic ankle act like a real leg. Inspired by the animal world, they’ve got a new idea about how muscles behave like springs.


macworld.com

Mild winters make skunks more active. Instead of resting and preserving their energy, they venture out of their dens and hunt for food. Tad Theimer is a vertebrate biologist and associate professor at Northern Arizona University.

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