For global invasion, Argentine ants use chemical weapons

Researchers show how Argentine ants use chemical secretions as weapons in their interactions with harvester ants, which are native to California. The findings could...

The almond and peach trees genomes shed light on the differences between these close...

An international team led by researchers has sequenced the genome of the almond tree and compared it to that of its closest relative, the...

Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood

A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees.

Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests

99-million-year-old amber fossils from Myanmar provide the earliest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests.

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.

Successful ‘alien’ bird invasions are location dependent

Whether 'alien' bird species thrive in a new habitat depends more on the environmental conditions than the population size or characteristics of the invading...

Fungus that eats fungus could help coffee farmers

Coffee rust is a parasitic fungus and a big problem for coffee growers around the world. A study in the birthplace of coffee -...

Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose greatest threat to European biodiversity

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity...

Native Hawaiian tiger cowries eat alien invasive species

Researchers have discovered the Hawaiian tiger cowrie is a voracious predator of sponges. Among preferred sponge prey is the invasive Orange Keyhole sponge (Mycale...

First map of bee species around the globe

There are over 20,000 species of bee, but accurate data about how these species are spread across the globe are sparse. However, researchers have...

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