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Described in 1981, the genus Biswamoyopterus is regarded as the most mysterious and rarest amongst all flying squirrels. It comprises two species, each known...

New frog species discovered

An international team of researchers have identified and described two new frog species.

Spawn of the triffid? Tiny organisms give us glimpse into complex evolutionary tale

Two newly discovered organisms point to the existence of an ancient organism that resembled a tiny version of the lumbering, human-eating science fiction plants...

‘Intensive’ beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases

More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests.

Avian malaria behind drastic decline of London’s iconic sparrow?

London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame.

New study on the immune system of plants: It works differently than expected

What happens at the molecular level when plants defend against invading pathogens? Previously it was assumed that the processes were roughly the same in...

The humble pea is America’s favorite new crop

Demand for plant-based protein is driving rapid growth, while crops like corn and soy stagnate.

Novel perception mechanism regulates important plant processes

Scientists report on a discovery will lead to a better understanding of multiple processes in cells.

Oldest completely preserved lily discovered

Botanists have discovered the oldest, completely preserved lily in a research collection: Cratolirion bognerianum was found in calcareous sediments of a former freshwater lake...

Nearly 600 suspects arrested in largest anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever

The World Customs Organization and INTERPOL retrieved thousands of endangered animals during a sweep of arrests across 109 countries.

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