Interbreeding turned grey squirrels black

New research has shed new light on why some grey squirrels are black.

Puzzling shapes: Unlocking the mysteries of plant cell morphology

The discovery of the mechanics and molecular mechanism that dictate cell shape formation in plants by researchers offers new clues about the fundamental processes...

Persistent impacts of smoke plumes aloft

Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano's worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume...

Where are the bees? Tracking down which flowers they pollinate

Researchers have developed a new method to rapidly identify the sources of bee pollen to understand which flowers are important for bees.

Tobacco plant ‘stickiness’ aids helpful insects, plant health

Researchers show beneficial relationship between 'sticky' tobacco plants and helpful insects that consume tobacco pests.

Fungi living in cattail roots could improve our picture of ancient ecoystems

Some fossil plants that lived in wetlands had fungi living in their roots, and others don't. To understand why, scientists waded into modern wetlands...

Concerns about prevalent orchid viruses

Researchers have investigated the evolution of the two most prevalent orchid viruses using information representing their global distribution. The study revealed that considerable international...

Quantum dots capture speciation in sandplain fynbos on the West Coast of South Africa

With a tongue up to 7 cm long, the long-tongue fly Moegistorhynchus longirostris often battle to fly, especially in the wind. Researchers were able...

Pesticides deliver a one-two punch to honey bees

A new article reveals that adjuvants, chemicals commonly added to pesticides, amplify toxicity affecting mortality rates, flight intensity, colony intensity, and pupae development in...

Genes that first enabled plants to grow leaves identified by scientists

The genes that first enabled plants to grow shoots and conquer the land have been identified. The findings explain how a 450-million years ago...

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