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Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species' inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease. Their finding, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...
It has been almost a decade since the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil oozed into the Gulf of Mexico, severely degrading the...
Planting and growing a strategic mix of cover crops not only reduces the loss of nitrogen from farm fields, protecting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, but the practice also contributes nitrogen to subsequent cash crops, improving yields,...
No one knows just how many species live in the Amazon rainforest -- scientists estimate that it's home to one-third of the world's animal and plant species. There are still thousands out there waiting to be discovered --...
Arsenic is a deadly poison for most living things, but new research shows that microorganisms are breathing arsenic in a large area of the Pacific Ocean. A University of Washington team has discovered that an ancient survival strategy...
Processing tomatoes in large quantities produces a huge amount of waste that at present is destined for landfills or becomes a water contaminant. Namita Shrestha with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and colleagues from Princeton University...
Rewards are frequently used to promote learning, but rewards may actually mask true knowledge, finds a new Johns Hopkins University study with rodents and ferrets. The findings, published May 14 in Nature Communications, show a distinction between knowledge and...
Long before rhinoceros, giraffes, hippos, and antelopes roamed the African savannah, a group of large and highly specialized mammals known as embrithopods inhabited the continent. The most well known is Arsinoitherium, an animal that looked much like a...
It's one of biology's most-heated debates – what are the origins of animals? Now, researchers have waded into the debate with a new study, suggesting that the humble sponge may be our earliest ancestor. Comb jellies are a phylum of marine...
Hydrocarbons play key roles in atmospheric and biogeochemistry, the energy economy, and climate change. Most hydrocarbons form in anaerobic environments through high temperature or microbial decomposition of organic matter. Microorganisms can also "eat" hydrocarbons underground, preventing them from...

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