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The E75 protein is a key regulator of some biological rhythms through interactions with nitric oxide. Suppression of E75 results in longer molt cycles...

Even short-lived solar panels can be economically viable

A new study shows that, contrary to widespread belief within the solar power industry, new kinds of solar cells and panels don't necessarily have...

To grow or to flower: Genes IDed in early land plant descendant also found...

Since they first arrived on land, plants have likely been using the same genetic tools to regulate whether they grow bigger or reproduce. The...

Lighting the path to renewable energy

Scientists have developed a novel, standardized way of quantifying and comparing these variations in solar power. The new study may help guide the development...

New microbe discovered in wheat stem sawfly

A new article discusses the potential ramifications of the discovery for combating the serious damage done by sawflies.

How rock expands near soil surface in Southern Sierra Nevada

Weathering of subsurface rock in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California occurs due more to rocks expanding than from chemical decomposition.

Cutting emissions gradually will avert sudden jump in warming

Steadily reducing fossil fuel emissions over coming years will prevent millions of premature deaths and help avoid the worst of climate change without causing...

Grizzly research reveals remarkable genetic regulation during hibernation

New RNA sequencing-based genetic research shows grizzlies express a larger number of genes in preparation for, and during hibernation to cope with such stressors,...

Study of ancient climate suggests future warming could accelerate

The rate at which the planet warms in response to the ongoing buildup of heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas could increase in the future, according...

Planned roads would be ‘dagger in the heart’ for Borneo’s forests and wildlife

Malaysia's plans to create a Pan-Borneo Highway will severely degrade one of the world's most environmentally imperiled regions, says a research team.

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