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Cheaters don't always win: Species that work together do better

The sign of a healthy personal relationship is one that is equally mutual—where you get out just as much as you put in. Nature has its own version of a healthy relationship. Known as mutualisms, they are interactions between ...

A new bacteria from diseased walnut discovered in Portugal

Bacteria recently isolated from walnut (Juglans regia L.) buds in Portugal has been identified as a new species of Xanthomonas. Interestingly, this new species, named Xanthomonas euroxanthea, includes both pathogenic and ...

Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin

Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem services: they reduce air pollution and noise, provide habitat and shelter for other species, and reduce erosion during heavy rains. They also offer opportunities ...

Losing flight had huge benefits for ants, new study finds

Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They're social insects and their team-working abilities ...

Explaining teamwork in male lions

Animal cooperation typically involves sharing crucial resources—and the rules of sharing get complicated, especially when males are involved.

The future of krill: Experts recommend new management strategies

Krill is rapidly gaining popularity. The small shrimp-like organism from the Antarctic is used as fish food in aquaculture and increasingly in dietary supplements and healing ointments. Although the krill catch is regulated, ...

Plant genetic engineering to fight hidden hunger

More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient malnutrition due to deficiencies in minerals and vitamins. Poor people in developing countries are most affected, because their diets are typically dominated ...

An international effort to understand cycad pollinators

University of Guam researchers continue to expand knowledge of a unique group of plants called cycads. The world's contemporary cycad plants depend on small insects for pollination services. The Guam team's 2017 discovery ...

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Scientists discover gene associated with slim inflorescence shape of barley
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Treeswift's autonomous robots take flight to save forests
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Scientists discover the unique signature of a lion's roar using machine learning
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Plant diversity makes West Africa's shea trees bear more fruit
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Cataloguing the rice collection for crop improvement
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Good candidate gene for crop improvement
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Birds share food with less fortunate conspecifics
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Hunters bag record-breaking python in Florida Everglades
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Argentina becomes first country to approve genetically modified wheat
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Scientists suggest global guidelines for sustainable use of non-native trees to protect biodiversity
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New species of aquatic mice discovered, cousins of one of the world's rarest mammals
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Researchers propose an index for measuring "reproductive skew" across animal species
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Ants adapt tool use to avoid drowning
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Mystery solved: How do tips of plants stay virus-free?
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Genomic study reveals evolutionary secrets of banyan tree
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Odors as navigational cues for pigeons
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A trillion turns of light nets terahertz polarized bytes
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Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified
Astronomy
The Milky Way galaxy has a clumpy halo
Materials Science
New insight brings sustainable hydrogen one step closer
Earth Sciences
Glimpse deep into Earth's crust finds heat source that may stabilize continents
General Physics
New theory on the origin of dark matter
Social Sciences
Sanctuary policies protect immigrants but don't threaten public safety
Environment
Tropical cyclones moving faster in recent decades: study
Cell & Microbiology
Study discovers how some single-cell organisms control microbiomes
Environment
Study reveals severe air pollution drives food delivery consumption and plastic waste
Ecology
CRISPR-induced immune diversification in host-virus populations
Astronomy
Messier 85 has a peculiar globular cluster system, study finds
Ecology
Immune protein orchestrates daily rhythm of squid-bacteria symbiotic relationship
Ecology
Tiny beetles a bellwether of ecological disruption by climate change
Environment
High levels of microplastics released from infant feeding bottles during formula prep
Space Exploration
Nokia to build moon's first 4G cell network for NASA program
Environment
Biochar helps hold water, saves money
Archaeology & Fossils
Oldest securely dated evidence for a river flowing through the Thar Desert, Western India
Molecular & Computational biology
Neurons in a visual brain area of zebrafish are arranged as a map for catching prey
Ecology
Early-arriving endangered Chinook salmon take the brunt of sea lion predation