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As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ? but not always in the ways one might expect.

Science vs. the sea lamprey

A promising -- and natural -- solution to curb destructive the sea lamprey population has been developed by a team of researchers.

Three-way dance between herbivores, plants and microbes unveiled

What looks like a caterpillar chewing on a leaf or a beetle consuming fruit is likely a three-way battle that benefits most, if not...

Cutting-edge cameras reveal the secret life of dolphins

Dolphins have been recorded in rarely-seen activities of mother-calf interaction, playing with kelp, and intimate social behaviors like flipper-rubbing through the use of largely...

Professor examines effects of climate change on coral reefs, shellfish

Professor is studying how a variety of marine organisms are responding to changes in their environment. Focusing on reef-building corals and other shelled creatures...

Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant

The chromosome responsible for the social organization of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event...

Unlocking crop diversity by manipulating plant sex

Researchers have discovered a key gene that influences genetic recombination during sexual reproduction in wild plant populations. Adding extra copies of this gene resulted...

Scientists remove reliance on seasonality in new lines of broccoli, potentially doubling crop production

Scientists at the John Innes Centre are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks....

Seven new species of night frogs from India including four miniature forms

Scientists from India have discovered seven new frog species belonging to the genus Nyctibatrachus, commonly known as Night Frogs. This find is a result...

Pest ant control improved with water-resistant bait

Pest ants like the red imported fire ant could be controlled more effectively with insecticide baits that can withstand moisture, say researchers. A comparison...

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