How invasive plants influence an ecosystem

Acacia longifolia, a species of acacia from the Fabacean family that is native to Australia, was initially cultivated in Portugal as a means of securing sand dunes and is now spreading uncontrollably - with varying impact ...

When the going gets tough, the tough get growing

While relentless bright light brings many forms of cyanobacteria to their knees - figuratively, of course - Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 does the opposite, thriving and growing at a rate that far outpaces most of its peers. ...

See a wonderful Aldebaran occultation with a spectacular twist

We're in for a celestial show from two of the sky's glitterati this week. On Friday morning July 29 around 10:00 UT (5 a.m. CDT), the crescent Moon will occult the star Aldebaran from the eastern and southern U.S. south of ...

New faba beans offer multiple benefits

Four winter-hardy faba bean germplasm lines developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators are now available for further development.

Countries with the world's richest one per cent

A new study has examined the varying fortunes of the world's richest people between 1988 and 2012 to identify which parts of the world the top 1% come from. 

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