Saturday, January 22, 2022

Research: A warmer spring leads to less plant growth in summer —

Climate change influences plant growth, with springtime growth beginning earlier each year. Up to now, it was thought that this phenomenon was slowing...

Research: Trees are crucial to the future of our cities —

The shade of a single tree can provide welcome relief from the hot summer sun. But when that single tree is part of...

Research: Thirty percent of the ant workers do 70 percent of the work —

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as...

Research: Protein involved in nematode stress response identified —

When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances --...

Climate Change: Expect fewer, but more destructive landfalling tropical cyclones

Photo: Rainbands (white) of a tropical cyclone and related ocean cold wake (colored...

Research: Brining the wild back into our working lands may help prevent mass extinction...

With a body the size of a fist and wings that span more than a foot, the big brown bat must gorge on...

Research: Wild African fruit flies offer clues to their modern-day domestic life —

The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is quite possibly the most studied organism on the planet. Fruit flies are also quite familiar residents in...
Almost 2 million acres of GB grassland lost as woodland and urban areas expand

Atmospheric: Almost 2 million acres of GB grassland lost as woodland and urban areas...

IMAGE: The Land Cover Maps show different types of land cover across the...
Study: Beating the heat in the living wings of butterflies

Study: Beating the heat in the living wings of butterflies

A new study from Columbia Engineering and Harvard identified the critical physiological importance of suitable temperatures for butterfly wings to function properly, and discovered...

Research: Plant legacy affects aboveground insects through soil —

Leaf-feeding caterpillars greatly enrich their intestinal flora by eating soil. It's even possible to trace the legacy effects of plants that previously grew...

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