Diplomatic global warming: Environmental cooperation during 1970s helped ease Cold War tensions

Scientific cooperation to address concerns about the environment helped to foster détente between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, concludes...

The warm and loving tegu lizard becomes a genetic resource

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the tegu, Salvator merianae: a lizard that has taken an evolutionary step toward warm-bloodedness. It is also a...

Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives

A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to...

Cereals use chemical defenses in a multifunctional manner against different herbivores

Scientists have characterized multiple functions of benzoxazinoids in wheat: The toxic form of the substances makes the plant directly resistant to lepidopteran larvae, whereas...

The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected

The microbiome, which consists of all microorganisms that live on or in plants, animals and also humans, is important for the health and development...

Hybridization can give rise to different genome combinations

Researchers have for the first time determined that hybridization between two bird species can give rise to several novel and fully functional hybrid genomic...

New green solvent could help clean our air

Researchers have patented an eco-friendly liquid mixture that could help trap harmful pollutants from the air. The non-flammable solvent contains urea and choline salt,...

I joined a guerilla mission to turn city trees into fruit trees

Guerilla grafters are splicing fruit branches onto ornamental city trees, cause free food is great.

Newly discovered moth named Icarus sports a flame-shaped mark and prefers high elevations

A new species of owlet moth recently discovered to inhabit high-elevation mountains in western North America has been named after the Greek mythological character...

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...

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