Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution

Observations of bonobos in the Congo basin foraging in swamps for aquatic herbs rich in iodine, a critical nutrient for brain development and higher...

Chemical language of plants depends on context

Scientists studied the ecological function of linalool in Nicotiana attenuata tobacco plants. They found the gene responsible for linalool synthesis and release which vary...

Corals in Singapore likely to survive sea-level rise

Marine scientists found that coral species in Singapore's sedimented and turbid waters are unlikely to be impacted by accelerating sea-level rise.

Embracing bioinformatics in gene banks

Scientists have explored, within a perspective paper, the upcoming challenges and possibilities of the future of gene banks. They emphasize that the advancement of...

When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived

When the asteroid hit, dinosaurs weren't the only ones that suffered. Clouds of ash blocked the sun and cooled the planet's temperature, devastating plant...

Some extinct crocs were vegetarians

Based on careful study of fossilized teeth, scientists have found that multiple ancient groups of crocodyliforms -- the group including living and extinct relatives...

Grandmother, grandfather among rare whales who’ve died in 3 weeks

Already suffering a perilous decline, the deaths of 4 North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this month doesn't bode well...

Former war refugee maps habitat for West African bird

A former war refugee has projected the geographic distribution of a West African bird through 2050.

Playing ‘tag’: Tracking movement of young oysters

A new publication investigates the use of a fluorescent dye to track movements of young oysters. The publication provides new knowledge on methods for...

Does limited underground water storage make plants less susceptible to drought?

By tracking water flow through different environments in California, researchers have discovered a secret to the surprising resilience of Mediterranean plant communities during drought...

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