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Vitamin B12 breakthrough for more complete Vegetarian and Vegan diets

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Wildfires may cause long-term health problems for endangered orangutans

Orangutans, already critically endangered due to habitat loss from logging and farming, may face another threat in the form of smoke from natural and...

Is it really safe to eat food grown in urban gardens?

Between the industrial waste, rats, and lead dust floating around, I wasn't sure too sure if I should start an urban garden. The question...

New breakthrough paving the way for universal Ebola therapeutic

A new collaborative study has identified and studied Ebola antibodies that could be used to design universal therapeutics that are effective against many different...

Stomata — the plant pores that give us life — arise thanks to a...

New research in plants shows that a gene called MUTE is required for the formation of stomata -- the tiny pores that a critical...

Carnivores in captivity give birth at the same time of year as those in...

Reproductive seasonality is a fixed characteristic of a species -- researchers have now found that carnivores in captivity give birth at the same time...

Genetics help make a weed a weed

New research finds that the success of weedy and invasive plants like the Jerusalem artichoke lies in their genes.

3D reconstruction of hidden branch structures made by using image analysis and AI tech

Scientists have succeeded in reconstruction of plant branch structures, including the branch structures under leaves, by using image analysis and artificial intelligence technology, a...

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