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Unlocking biodiversity insights from the tropical Andes

Despite hosting some of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and the urgency of the region's conservation challenges, researchers in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru often struggle to share their unique insights into these complex ...

Agreement reached at UN on biopiracy treaty

More than 190 nations agreed Friday on a new treaty to combat so-called biopiracy and regulate patents stemming from genetic resources such as medicinal plants, particularly ones whose uses owe a debt to traditional knowledge.

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Linking environmental influences, genetic research to address concerns of genetic determinism of human behavior
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Taco-shaped arthropod fossils give new insights into the history of the first mandibulates
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When searching for light and a mate in the deep, dark sea, male dragonfish grow larger eyes, scientists discover
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Butterflies accumulate enough static electricity to attract pollen without contact, research finds
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A new way to make element 116 opens the door to heavier atoms
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The experimental observation of a dissipative time crystal in a Rydberg gas
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Combining trapped atoms and photonics for new quantum devices
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New extremely r-process-enhanced star detected
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Stress granules found to play an unsuspected role in blood vessel formation
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Uncovering the link between meltwater and groundwater in mountain regions
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