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Plants & Animals Feb 18, 2020

These plants and animals are now flourishing as life creeps back after bushfires

As the east coast bushfire crisis finally abates, it's easy to see nothing but loss: more than 11 million hectares of charcoal and ash, and more than a billion dead animals.

Evolution Feb 19, 2020

New mathematical model reveals how major groups arise in evolution

Researchers at Uppsala University and the University of Leeds presents a new mathematical model of patterns of diversity in the fossil record, which offers a solution to Darwin's "abominable mystery" and strengthens our understanding ...

Plants & Animals Feb 20, 2020

Plants can detect insect attacks by 'sniffing' each other's aromas

Fragrant aromas from plants can actually be a response to attacks by insects, and can alert neighbours to an attack or summon the insects' predators. Now, scientists are deciphering these secret codes to develop better, greener ...

Ecology Feb 18, 2020

Backyard gardeners can act to help bee populations

Chemicals are routinely applied around residential landscapes to kill insect pests and troublesome weeds, but many are indiscriminate and devastate pollinators in the process.

Biotechnology Feb 19, 2020

Researchers uncover the genetics of how corn can adapt faster to new climates

Maize is a staple food all over the world. In the United States, where it's better known as corn, nearly 90 million acres were planted in 2018, earning $47.2 billion in crop cash receipts.

Nanophysics Feb 19, 2020

Nanomaterials derived from cellulose could make renewable energy cheaper

Nature isn't always generous with its secrets. That's why some researchers look into unusual places for solutions to our toughest challenges, from powerful antibiotics hiding in the guts of tiny worms, to swift robots inspired ...

Archaeology & Fossils Feb 21, 2020

Fossilized wing gives clues about Labrador's biodiversity during the Cretaceous

A fossilised insect wing discovered in an abandoned mine in Labrador has led palaeontologists from McGill University and the University of Gda?sk to identify a new hairy cicada species that lived around 100 million years ...

Ecology Feb 11, 2020

Live imaging of flowers reveals hidden secrets of plant reproduction

Scientists have developed a way to image sexual reproduction in living flowers, according to a study published today in the open-access journal eLife.

Plants & Animals Jan 28, 2020

New study identifies bumble bees' favorite flowers to aid bee conservation

Many species of North American bumble bees have seen significant declines in recent decades. Bumble bees are essential pollinators for both native and agricultural plants, and their ability to fly in colder temperatures make ...

Plants & Animals Feb 12, 2020

Pollinating opossums confirm decades-long theory

In Brazil there is a plant so strange that researchers predicted—and 27 years later, proved—that opossums are key to its pollination. The findings are published in the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology.

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