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Improbable Replications

Replaying evolution, often but not inevitably, yields similar outcomes. 

Killing the Unkillable

Without new and transformative drugs, tuberculosis will persist.

Gray Seals and White Sharks Meet Anew

With the return of nearly-extinct Gray Seals to New England waters come rarely-sighted White Sharks.

Lessons from the Osprey Garden

Continued osprey success depends on abundant menhaden.

Barrens to Blueberries

One of the most damaged areas on the planet has been repaired, in part, by a lowly bush.

  • Improbable Replications

    Replaying evolution, often but not inevitably, yields similar outcomes. 

  • Killing the Unkillable

    Without new and transformative drugs, tuberculosis will persist.

  • Gray Seals and White Sharks Meet Anew

    With the return of nearly-extinct Gray Seals to New England waters come rarely-sighted White Sharks.

  • Lessons from the Osprey Garden

    Continued osprey success depends on abundant menhaden.

  • Barrens to Blueberries

    One of the most damaged areas on the planet has been repaired, in part, by a lowly bush.

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