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Social insects, your grandma and Darwin

Darwin was not a fan of social insects, or at least not of those you're likely to step on or be stung by. Some of these critters—notably ants and termites, and certain wasps, bees and aphids—exhibit a high degree of social ...

Jan 13, 2015
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Toward mitochondrial plant cell factories

In work published in Scientific Reports, a group of researchers led by Jo-Ann Chuah and Keiji Numata of the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science have devised a new strategy for selectively delive ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Two-thirds drop in large fish numbers in 100 years

Overfishing has significantly reduced the populations of larger species of marine fish. In fact, stocks of large fish have declined by two-thirds in one century. These findings come from an international ...

Jan 16, 2015
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