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Unknown midge mystery solved

Revisiting original types and DNA analysis exposed hidden diversity in minute non-biting midges. Two species new to science were discovered and one misapprehended species was removed by following the traces ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Exploring head shape and aerodynamics

It's a bird… it's a plane… it's a bat! All three may be soaring through the sky, but their shapes vary greatly, which affects their aerodynamics during flight. Birds typically have streamlined head profiles ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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What we can learn from primate personality

Every human is different. Some are outgoing, while others are reserved and shy. Some are focused and diligent, while others are haphazard and unfussed. Some people are curious, others avoid novelty and enjoy ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Team studies diversity among nitrogen-fixing plants

Researchers at Chapman University and Columbia University have published a study in Nature Plants this month, called "Diversity of nitrogen fixation strategies in Mediterranean legumes." The recently published research focuse ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Environment
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Bumble bees in the last frontier

There is little information about bee populations in Alaska, where native bee pollination is critical to the maintenance of subarctic ecosystems. A team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the USDA ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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The dispersal of alien species redefines biogeography

It has been hypothesized that globalization of human-mediated dispersal of species may break down biogeographic boundaries. However, empirical tests had been lacking until recently. An international research team has now ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Ecology
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Why we still collect butterflies

Who doesn't love butterflies? While most people won't think twice about destroying a wasp nest on the side of the house, spraying a swarm of ants in the driveway, or zapping pesky flies at an outdoor barbecue, ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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