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August 2015

Part of Global Michigan's coffee in Mexico coverage: the rat catchers: researching animal migration in Mexico & student video

Beatriz Otero-Jimenez studies a new specimen

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Most people wouldn’t dare step off the trail and climb several feet down a steep ravine covered in thick foliage – excellent cover for the poisonous snakes common here in the mountains of southern Mexico.

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Research feature: Consistency is the key to success in bread baking and biology

Baking bread. Stock Image, Michigan News.Whether you're baking bread or building an organism, the key to success is consistently adding ingredients in the correct order and in the right amounts, according to a new genetic study by University of Michigan researchers.

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Alumni spotlight on Janecke: Life with Dead Birds blog is "for all your bird-nerdy questions"

Kaitie Janecke gets silly with a bird specimenThe Life with Dead Birds blog describes itself thus: A Bird Division rookie at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology tells of amazing science, weird collection objects, and why she’s constantly picking up dead things.

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Digitizing the U-M Herbarium collections: macrofungi update

Wood fungus by Nicholas Van DykeThe Macrofungi Collection Consortium project, lead by the New York Botanical Garden, is an effort to increase public access to America's fungal collections.

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Six EEBers are Detroit Zoo Fellows in Science Communication

Kids thought it was fun pretending to be cornstalks on Jill Myers “farm.” Fellows worked with zoo staff to learn interesting ways to help a general audience relate to their scientific work, including the development of hands-on activities and games. These Girl Scouts thought it was fun pretending to be corn stalks on Jill Myers' "farm."

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