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Over time, humans have contributed to the loss of native species and have introduced non-native species throughout Europe. A new analysis shows how European...

Plants call 911 to help their neighbors

When Harsh Bais, a botanist at the University of Delaware, emailed Connor Sweeney to tell the high school student he would be willing to...

Venom becomes more potent as brown snakes age

The 'blood nuking' capabilities of adult brown snake venom only come about after an amazing transformation. New research has shown the venom of young...

Conflicting effects of climate, vector behavior on spread of plant disease

A top challenge of mitigating the impact of climate change on agricultural production is knowing the exact ways in which higher temperatures and altered...

More genes turned on when plants compete

Some people travel to northern California for wine. However, Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, treks to the Golden State for clover. The lessons...

Fossil ‘winged serpent’ is a new species of ancient snake, doctoral student finds

An ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized...

Stem cells in plants and animals behave surprisingly similarly

"The plant and animal kingdoms were separated through evolution more than 1.6 billion years ago. It is surprising that the interactions between the handful...

Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina

Around 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, a giant asteroid crashed into the present-day Gulf of Mexico, leading to...

Scientist identify key locations for spread of pin-tailed whydahs

Invasive parasites are a biological oxymoron. And yet, they are in our backyards. A new study analyzes the case of a brood parasitic bird,...

Federally subsidized shrubs, grasses crucial to sage grouse survival in Washington

The federal program that pays farmers to plant agricultural land with environmentally beneficial vegetation is probably the reason that sage grouse still live in...

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