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The Spanish plant that was classified by mistake

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Video shows invasive lionfish feasting on new Caribbean fish species

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Bacteria may supercharge the future of wastewater treatment

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Theory says that birds should choose nest sites that minimize their risk of predation, but studies often fail to show a connection between nest...

The chemistry of plants facing multiple stress scenarios

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