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Learn how scientists are working to understand and sustain the natural world through cutting-edge scientific research with this collection from the California Academy of Sciences. Based in San Francisco, the Academy is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring and explaining the natural world and addressing the challenge of sustainability. Learn more by visiting: http://www.calacademy.org.

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Learn how scientists are working to understand and sustain the natural world through cutting-edge scientific research with this collection from the California Academy of Sciences. Based in San Francisco, the Academy is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring and explaining the natural world and addressing the challenge of sustainability. Learn more by visiting: http://www.calacademy.org.

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    Eating Insects to Save a Forest

    Eating Insects to Save a Forest

    In Madagascar, a group of people—including Academy researcher Dr. Brian Fisher—are working hard to save lemurs and increase food security. The solution? Edible insects that taste like bacon!

    • 3 min
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    Beyond the Reef: Indoor Coral Spawning

    Beyond the Reef: Indoor Coral Spawning

    Academy scientists are trying to get coral to spawn in the lab. They hope what they learn about coral reproduction will help efforts to save reefs around the world.

    • 2 min
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    Expedition Malaysia: A Top-to-Bottom Rainforest Survey

    Expedition Malaysia: A Top-to-Bottom Rainforest Survey

    Academy scientists are working with local scientists in Penang, Malaysia to survey a very special rainforest.

    • 5 min
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    Unlocking DNA: The Center for Comparative Genomics

    Unlocking DNA: The Center for Comparative Genomics

    We're using genomics to understand more about beetles, seahorses, scorpion venom and other organisms!

    • 4 min
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    The Queen of Collections

    The Queen of Collections

    Jean DeMouthe was the queen of museum collections, especially geology—gems and minerals.

    • 5 min
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    The Price of Plant Poaching

    The Price of Plant Poaching

    Highly endangered cycads fetch a high price and the ancient plants are being stolen at an alarming rate. Academy scientist (and cycad expert) Nathalie Nagalingum explains what is being done to protect the plants from poachers.

    • 3 min

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