British shoppers told to buy white eggs, not brown

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The naming of the shrew

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Magnolia bark compound could someday help treat drug-resistant epilepsy

In patients with epilepsy, normal neurological activity becomes disrupted, causing debilitating seizures. Now, researchers report that they have found a potential new treatment for...

How plants protect themselves from sun damage

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Bulb size matters: Uncovering the evolution of the plant kingdom’s doomsday preppers

Bulbs are doomsday preppers, storing up resources underground to ride out disaster. The bigger the bulb, the bigger the stockpile. So, how come their...

New viable CRISPR-Cas12b system for plant genome engineering

A new CRISPR genome engineering system is viable in plants: CRISPR-Cas12b. The system is versatile, customizable, and ultimately provides effective gene editing, activation, and...

Honeybee dance dialects

Honeybees use their waggle dance to tell their conspecifics where to find food. Depending on the honeybee species, there are different dance dialects.

Biologists capture fleeting interactions between regulatory proteins and their genome-wide targets

Biologists captured highly transient interactions between transcription factors -- proteins that control gene expression -- and target genes in the genome and showed that...

The enemy within: How a killer hijacked one of nature’s oldest relationships

Researchers have discovered how a notorious pathogen may have hijacked one of nature's most enduring mutual relationships.

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