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June 1997 Frontiers cover

Seabirds Give New Meaning to Sibling Rivalry

June 1997


Seabirds Give New Meaning to Sibling Rivalry
The unusual practice of siblicide among masked boobies provides insights into evolutionary theory.

Sidebar: Evolutionary Biology: The History of Life
Continued studies of evolution and adaptation help professionals in such fields as agriculture and ecology.

Awards Help Research and Education Harmonize on Campus
NSF recognizes 10 universities for providing their students and faculty with well-rounded experiences in research and education.

Sounding Out the Sun's Interior
Viewed from Earth, the Sun's sound waves contain information about the star's physical makeup.

Laboratory Construction Slows
The amount of space for science and engineering research at colleges and universities continues to grow, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years.


Science Takes Center Stage: NSF-funded Films Win Nominations and Award
NSF-funded large-screen IMAX movies win national accolades for their well-designed science presentations.

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About the cover:
This adult masked booby was probably the victor in the siblicide battle between senior and junior chicks.

Credit: Dave Anderson


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