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A study which analyzed 15 years of mosquito surveillance data shows Iowa's western counties experience a higher abundance of the species thought to most...

An evolutionary rescue in polluted waters

The combination of a big population, good genes and luck helps explain how a species of fish in the Houston Ship Channel was able...

Young frogs that were stressed as tadpoles move less on land, putting their survival...

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Peanut genome sequenced with unprecedented accuracy

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For certain invasive species, catching infestation early pays off

Researchers have conducted a global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive alien species' impacts on native species as invaders become more abundant.

Plant cells eat their own … membranes and oil droplets

Biochemists have discovered two ways that autophagy, or self-eating, controls the levels of oils in plant cells. The study describes how this cannibalistic-sounding process...

Significant delays in West Nile virus reporting

Researchers found significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus, hampering real-time forecasting of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease.

Unravelling the complexity of air pollution in the world’s coldest capital city

A joint Mongol-Japanese research team conducted the first detailed study of organic air pollutants in Ulaanbaartar city. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contents of...

With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes

For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food -- a discovery that could be important for conservation...

Brazil’s agriculture minister wants to scrap endangered marine species list

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