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How honeybees do without males

An isolated population of honeybees, the Cape bees, living in South Africa has evolved a strategy to reproduce without males. A research team from Uppsala University has sequenced the entire genomes of a sample of Cape bees ...

dateJun 09, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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The Texas butterfly effect

How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas.

dateJun 09, 2016 in Ecology
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Males were saved by agriculture

Around 12,000 years ago, settlers in the Fertile Crescent of West Asia domesticated a few wild plant and animal species. The emergence of agriculture is believed to have driven extensive human population growths, because ...

dateJun 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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