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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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10-01-2018
New discovery could increase the productivity, resilience of corn
An international research team led by Australian National University has...
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10-01-2018
Some invasive plant species help store more blue carbon
A new study has revealed that some invasive plant species...
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09-30-2018
Scientists seek use for plant byproduct of biofuels
Scientists seek use for plant byproduct of biofuels. Lignin, a...
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09-28-2018
Most teens who use cannabis have tried different types
A survey of over 3,000 high school students has revealed...
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09-27-2018
The myth of the Chilean plant that supposedly murdered sheep
The public has an appetite for the darker side of...
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09-25-2018
Planting trees at disadvantaged schools can improve performance
A new study has found that planting trees outside low-achieving...
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09-25-2018
Boosting oil production in plants can help produce biofuels
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory...
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09-24-2018
Key morning gene activity tells plants that it’s time to flower
A new study has identified peak morning gene activity that...
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09-24-2018
Kids with moms who use marijuana may try it at a younger age
Kids with moms who use marijuana may try it at...
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09-20-2018
This endangered orchid species is being eaten alive
Orchids are one of the most diverse – and beautiful...
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09-19-2018
The curious case of the Osage orange and the megafauna extinction
Students of natural selection will know that animals, plants, and...
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09-18-2018
The lost world of the American Serengeti
The Great Plains of North America take up approximately 501,900...
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