Cities as study proxies for climate change

Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a research review that tracks urbanization's effects...

Sap-sucking bugs manipulate their host plants’ metabolism for their own benefit

Researchers have shown for the first time that free-living, sap-sucking bugs can manipulate the metabolism of their host plants to create stable, nutritious feeding...

Plant mothers ‘talk’ to their embryos via the hormone auxin

In plants, it has been clear for a while that maternal signals regulate embryo development. However, the signal itself was unknown -- until now....

Growing a dinosaur’s dinner

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Rats trail behind shrews, monkeys, and humans in visual problem solving

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New evidence of two subspecies of American pikas in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park provides habitat for not one, but two subspecies of the American pika.

Bale monkeys living in different areas have very different DNA

Bale monkeys that live in continuous bamboo forests have different mitochondrial DNA to Bale monkeys living in fragmented forests, according to a new study.

New insights on mosquitoes that spread disease

The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is a highly invasive species and a vector of multiple pathogens including various viruses, such as chikungunya, dengue,...

New receptor involved in symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia identified

Legumes are able to grow in nitrogen-poor soils due to their ability to engage in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. There is a great interest...

Shedding light on the energy-efficiency of photosynthesis

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