Female monkeys with female friends live longer

Anthropology professors and field primatologists have documented the daily life of hundreds of the large-brained capuchin monkeys in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. They have found...

Amazon’s growth limited by lack of phosphorus

Growth of the Amazon rainforest in our increasingly carbon-rich atmosphere could be limited by a lack of phosphorus in the soil, new research shows.

Even modest climate change may lead to sweeping changes in northernmost forests

Even relatively modest climate warming and associated precipitation shifts may dramatically alter Earth's northernmost forests, which constitute one of the planet's largest nearly intact...

Sponges ‘sneeze’ to dispose of waste

Sneezing out mucus may be one of the oldest ways for organisms to get rid of unwanted waste. A group of researchers found that...

How calcium ions get into the cellular power stations of plants

Calcium is a very special nutrient. In the cells of most living beings calcium ions function as so-called second messengers to transmit important signals....

Adjusting pesticide regulation and use in European soils

Scientists have explored how to improve the PERSAM model used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in pesticide regulation. They have analysed the...

Self-pollinating plant shows rapid loss of genetic variation

Without bumble bees, a flowering plant that can self-pollinate lost substantial genetic variation within only nine generations, an experimental study found. A group of...

Hibernation slows biological aging in bats

A new study identifies one of the secrets to big brown bats' exceptional longevity: hibernation.

New model sheds light on day/night cycle in the global ocean

For the first time, scientists have incorporated the diel cycle into a global ocean model in order to investigate its effects on phytoplankton. Their...

Mountain events could improve safety with ultra-high resolution weather models

High-resolution modeling of a 'blizzard-like' storm that killed 21 ultramarathoners in 2021 shows where coarser models underestimated the storm -- and highlights the need...

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