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The island of Kauai is home to two endangered seabirds, the Hawaiian Petrel and the Newell's Shearwater. Monitoring these birds, which are nocturnal and...

Group genomics drive aggression in honey bees

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Tracing the roots: Mapping a vegetable family tree for better food

Scientists have challenged prior theories of the origins of three vegetables -- canola, rutabaga and Siberian kale -- by mapping the genetic family tree...

Study identifies the southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways

After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, experts have published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic...

The new yellow sea snake assumes an unusual ambush posture

Carrying its petite frame and all-yellow skin, the recently scrutinized sea snake populations from Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica, already seem different enough to be...

High yield farming may be better for biodiversity

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Team nebulizes aphids to knock down gene expression

Researchers are nebulizing soybean aphids with RNA to speed the process of discovering the function of many mystery genes.

Ocean acidification affects mussels at early life stages

Mussels protect themselves against environmental disturbances and enemies through a hard, calcareous shell. Increased ocean acidification makes it difficult for organisms to form their...

Gene regulator that allows plant rehydration after drought

Scientists have found that the protein NGA1 is critical for plants to have normal responses to dehydration. The study shows how NGA1 controls transcription...

Felling pines: Doing it sooner rather than later is better for fynbos

Here's some advice for landowners wanting to remove pine trees in the hope of seeing fynbos plants on their properties again: do so before...

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