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Though you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies. Examing the relationship between the...

Six new sponge species and new symbiotic associations from the Indonesian coral triangle

The Indonesian coral reefs, located in the so-called coral triangle, are considered amongst the richest and most biodiverse places on Earth. Surprisingly, this impressive...

Tiny fighters in sediments determine success of invasive marine plants

Armies of microbes that are invisible to the naked eye battle it out to determine whether exotic marine plants successfully invade new territory and...

Chocolate lust is ruining West African rainforests

A report reveals that major chocolate companies buy cocoa from illegally-cleared national parks in Ghana and Ivory Coast. As if you needed another reason to...

Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction

North America's most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while...

South Africa’s long-legged bees adapted to pollinate snapdragon flowers

New research shows that, in an extraordinary case of adaptation, the disproportionately long front legs of South Africa's oil-collecting Rediviva bee species have evolved...

Biding time could improve conservation outcomes

Strategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to researchers. The new study found instead of spending project...

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don't...

Hidden Inca treasure: Remarkable new tree genus discovered in the Andes

Hidden in plain sight -- that's how researchers describe their discovery of a new genus of large forest tree commonly found, yet previously scientifically...

Gut microbiota of larvae has an impact on mosquito’s ability to transmit human pathogens

Researchers have demonstrated that differential bacterial exposure during the development of mosquito larvae (Aedes aegypti) can have carry-over effects on adult traits related to...

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