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09-25-2022
Rising temperatures shorten the lifespan of fig tree pollinators
Since they produce fruit all year round, fig trees are essential components of tropical forests, ensuring that there is sufficient food for forest birds and mammals, even during periods when other plants do not bear fruit. However, in order to be able to provide this crucial ecological role, fig trees need to be pollinated by fig wasps – a type of insect measuring two to three millimeters in length, living an average of two to three days, and often flying ten or more kilometers to get from...
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Lack of fresh produce has Alaska turning to greenhouses
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05-09-2017
Cannabis could slow memory loss in the elderly, new study finds
For decades, one of the most common negative stereotypes about...
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05-08-2017
The evolution of birch trees could help develop superior trees
Silver birch trees are native to Europe and parts of...
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05-06-2017
New study could help biofuel compete with oil
A new study may pave the way for turning biofuel...
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05-05-2017
Alpine plants face unseen extinction risks
Alpine plants are different species of plants that exist together...
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05-01-2017
Why is tea delicious? Tea tree DNA may provide the answer
Tea comes in a wide variety of types, but most...
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The secrets of bioluminescent, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms
As children, many of us would stare in amazement at...
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Could your sunflower seeds contain a toxic carcinogen?
Aflatoxins are cancer-causing chemicals that are commonly found in peanuts,...
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04-25-2017
Secrets of the infamous Venus flytrap revealed
An international team of scientists has unravelled the mysteries of...
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How naked mole-rats can turn into plants when low on food
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