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A new study of leaf fossils conducted in the nation of Brunei on the island of Borneo has revealed that the current dominant tree...

Nanoparticles prove effective against the yellow fever mosquito

Before being accidentally introduced to the New World by the 16th century slave trade, the yellow fever mosquito was a species native only to...

Taylor Swift, the millipede: Scientists name a new species after the singer

Taylor Swift, an American singer known for her musical talents, has earned a new accolade. She now has a new species of millipede named...

Tracing regional origin of anything biological: Strontium isoscape mapping

Tracing the regional origin of everything from milk to invasive bugs is now possible thanks to a new project. A strontium isotope map means...

New ‘crime scene investigation’ may save endangered carnivorous plants

Researchers have combined macro photography with DNA metabarcoding to create a new botanical "CSI" tool that may hold the key to safeguarding the future...

Zebra finch males sing in dialects and females pay attention

Male zebra finches learn their song by imitating conspecifics. To stand out in the crowd, each male develops its own unique song. Because of...

Invading hordes of crazy ants may have finally met their kryptonite

Scientists have have demonstrated how to use a naturally occurring fungus to crush local populations of tawny crazy ants.

The mystery of an unusual Panamanian plant’s dispersal

Camera traps in the forest canopy document a nocturnal mammal that may be helping Zamia pseudoparasitica survive up in the air.

Forest restoration must navigate trade-offs between environmental and wood production goals

Forest restoration schemes should prioritize restoring native forests for greatest climate and environmental benefits, but these benefits incur a trade-off with wood production in...

Researchers ID sex pheromone of invasive giant hornet

Scientists have developed a method for tracking the Asian giant 'murder' hornet's presence and possibly accelerating its removal. The researchers identified the major components...

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