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When trees die, water slows

Mountain pine beetle populations have exploded over the past decade due to warmer temperatures and drier summers, and these insects have infected and killed thousands of acres of western pine forests. Researchers have predicted ...

dateDec 16, 2015 in Environment
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How coffee berry borers survive on caffeine

The world's most devastating coffee pest can cut yields by up to 80 percent, and it survives on what would be a toxic dose of caffeine for any other insect. Some 850 insects can feed on different parts of a coffee plant, ...

dateDec 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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How dung beetles navigate

Researchers got right into the brains of dung beetles to find out how they use celestial cues such as the sun, the moon and the polarisation pattern of skylight to navigate their dung balls along straight paths across the ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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