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For angiosperms -- or flowering plants -- one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower. It is no trivial undertaking. To flower, they must cease vegetative growth and commit to making those...
The past 70 years have been good for corn production in the midwestern United States, with yields increasing fivefold since the 1940s. Much of this improvement has been credited to advances in farming technology but researchers at Harvard...
A study led by researchers at the DoƱana Biological Station of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with institutions in Europe, America and Asia, has identified the main introduction routes of the red swamp crayfish, Procambarus...
Bonnethead shark plants: World's first known omnivorous shark. It's not exactly as vegetarian as Finding Nemo's Bruce, but this grass-eating shark could come close to taking the "fish are friends, not food" pledge. Researchers claim they've identified the world's first known...
Deforestation is suspected to have contributed to the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization more than 1,000 years ago. A new study shows that the forest-clearing also decimated carbon reservoirs in the tropical soils of the Yucatan peninsula region...
A revolutionary new project at HellisheiĆ°i Power Station in South Iceland could mark a turning point in the fight against climate change. The project, called CarbFix, has developed a way to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, pump it...
An international team of palaeontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs -- pushing back the origin of feathers by...
The human genome is riddled with endogenous retroviruses -- little pieces of degraded and generally harmless retrovirus DNA passed down through the generations, along with our own genetic information. Because most endogenous retroviruses have been part of our...
Marine organisms have evolved to thrive in various ocean environments, resulting in unique adaptations that make them the object of commercial interest. Researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and University of British Columbia have identified 862 marine species,...
The celestial phenomenon known as STEVE is likely caused by a combination of heating of charged particles in the atmosphere and energetic electrons like those that power the aurora, according to new research. In a new study, scientists...

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