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1 Disproportionate extinction of South American mammals when Americas collided evident today
2 New nemertean species found in Panama represents the first of its genus from the Caribbean
3 New evidence found of the ritual significance of a classic Maya sweat bath in Guatemala
4 Sea star's ability to clone itself may empower this mystery globetrotter
5 Nearly Half of South America's Mammals Came From North America. New Research May Explain Why
6 In Case You Missed It
7 Shifts in butterfly mating preferences
8 What Happened to South America’s Missing Mega-Mammals?
9 New bird checklists from Coiba National Park, Panama
10 Invasive lionfish may be a selective predator
11 Strianassa lerayi anker, new shrimp species from Panama's Coiba national park
12 Long-term consequences of river damming in the Panama Canal
13 Biodiversity may limit invasions: Lessons from lizards on Panama Canal islands
14 Lightning strikes more than 100 million times per year in the tropics
15 Recycling old genes to get new traits -- How social behavior evolves in bees
16 How do giraffes and elephants alter the African Savanna landscape?
17 New deep-water coral discovered
18 Scientists identify a temperature tipping point for tropical forests
19 Peruvian Amazonian shaman rose to power in early 20th century
20 How does an intersex bee behave?
21 Research dives deep to understand climate impacts on whales
22 Risky business: Courtship movements put katydids in danger
23 Microplastics are new homes for microbes in the Caribbean
24 Humpback whales may risk collision with vessels in the Magellan Strait
25 Fossil trees on Peru's Central Andean Plateau tell a tale of dramatic environmental change
26 Butterflies take different paths to arrive at same color pattern
27 How to Tell a Bird's Age By Its Song
28 Trace Metals in Leatherback Turtle Eggs May Harm Consumers
29 New shrimp species discovered in Panama's Coiba National Park
30 Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study shows
31 The Lab Saving the World From Snake Bites
32 Bats share social information through echolocation calls •
33 Not falling far from tree: Ecologists study seed-to-seedling transitions
34 Traditional fisherfolk help uncover ancient fish preservation methods
35 Underwater manatee chatter may aid in their conservation
36 Video captures tadpole escape artists in Panama
37 150-Year-Old Mummified Bee Nests Found in Panama City Cathedral
38 Senior Participates in Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
39 Bound by blood
40 For These Vampire Bats, A Shared Blood Meal Lets 'Friendship' Take Flight | 90.1 FM WABE
41 Fossils help identify a lone 'bright spot' in a similar state to coral reefs before human impact
42 Pac-Man-Like Protists Thrive on the Skin of the Earth
43 Smithsonian botanist discovers new ground-flowering plant in Panama
44 Two new porcelain crab species discovered
45 The undertaker's census
46 Tropical tree roots represent an underappreciated carbon pool
47 Coyotes Poised to Infiltrate South America | At the Smithsonian
48 Bones Tell the Tale of a Maya Settlement
49 Panama Embraces Transformation with Approval of Five-Year Sustainable Tourism Master Plan
50 GenBank can be trusted
51 Marine Biologists Discover New Species of Octocoral | Biology
52 Smithsonian's Panama debate fueled by zircon dating
53 How Woody Vines Do the Twist
54 New soft coral species discovered in Panama
55 When Illness Strikes, Vampire Bat Moms Will Still Socialize With Their Kids
56 Microbes in warm soils released more carbon than those in cooler soils
57 Warming threat to tropical forests risks release of carbon from soil
58 Long-Living Tropical Trees Play Outsized Role in Carbon Storage
59 Tropical sea urchins caught between a rock and a hot place
60 'Superfungus' threatens last Panamanian golden frogs
61 U. withdraws travel-related thesis funding, cancels all on-campus research
62 Important Lessons from Social, Yet Sick, Bats
63 Tropical forest seeds use three strategies to survive
64 CofC students do deep dive into coral research
65 Living coral cover will slow future reef dissolution
66 New fossil shrimp species from Colombia helps fill 160 million-year gap
67 Study reveals unusually high carbon stocks and tree diversity in Panama's Darien forest
68 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and EDF partner to show on-the-ground realities of reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD+) in Panama
69 The Smithsonian celebrates the Panama Canal expansion
70 Native trees thrive in teak plantations and may protect the Panama Canal
71 Decades of Tree Data Reveal Forests Under Attack
72 Mosquito road
73 Researchers observe novel bat behavior in Panama
74 'Superfungus' Threatens to Wipe Out Critically Endangered Panamanian Golden Frogs
75 Outsmarting the enemy: Treefrogs rely on illusions to find a mate without being eaten
76 Panama's native tree species excel in infertile tropical soils
77 The skin of Earth is home to Pac-Man-like protists
78 Meet the Bee With a Body That's Half Male, Half Female
79 Digging Into the Past to Find Optimism for the Future
80 Climate Findings in the Fossils
81 A new species of predatory bagworm from Panama's tropical forest
82 Parasitoid wasps may turn spiders into zombies by hacking their internal code
83 LIVE NOW: Watch the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Digital Summit
84 Mother Bats Use 'Baby Talk' to Speak to Their Offspring, New Study Shows | Biology
85 Dragon snakeheads—strange new underground fish—discovered in India
86 Warming Tropical Soil Emits Unexpectedly Large Amounts of CO2, New Study Finds
87 How the Revolutionary Thinker Alexander von Humboldt Helped to Create the Smithsonian
88 Nitrogen-fixing trees help tropical forests grow faster and store more carbon
89 19th-century bee cells in a Panamanian cathedral shed light on human impact on ecosystems
90 Earth Optimism: Smithsonian's "Agua Salud" Project restores degraded land with forest
91 Old species learn new tricks...very slowly
92 Whale shark logs longest-recorded trans-Pacific migration
93 First study of humpback whale survivors of orca attacks in the Southeastern Pacific
94 Coffee and bees: New model of climate change effects
95 Hummingbirds show up when tropical trees fall down
96 Chemical innovation by relatives of the ice cream bean explains tropical biodiversity
97 Study to help manage shark populations in Pacific Panama
98 A Little Bit of Spit and a Whole Lot of Patience: What It Takes to Produce a Butterfly Field Guide
99 New deep reef ocean zone, the rariphotic, teeming with new fish species: New zone comprises reef fishes--including numerous new species -- That live well below shallow coral reefs
100 Is Evolution Predictable? Important Implications for the Way We Undertand Life on Earth