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Researchers have created a visual guide to help identify and control the Asian longhorned tick, which transmits a fatal human disease in its native...

Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution

Observations of bonobos in the Congo basin foraging in swamps for aquatic herbs rich in iodine, a critical nutrient for brain development and higher...

New flying squirrel species discovered along North America’s Pacific coast

Scientists always assumed it was a northern flying squirrel gliding through the canopies of Pacific coastal forests. But now a recent in-depth investigation of...

Bumble bees prefer a low-fat diet

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Where did the Asian longhorned ticks in the US come from?

The invasive population of Asian longhorned ticks in the United States likely began with three or more self-cloning females from northeastern Asia, according to...

Jaguars could prevent a not-so-great American biotic exchange

In eastern Panama, canid species from North and South America are occurring together for the first time. Urban and agricultural development and deforestation along...

How plants evolved to make ants their servants

Plants have evolved ways to make ants defend them from attacks and spread their seeds, and this new study shows how it happened. In...

Genome of threatened northern spotted owl assembed

A charismatic owl iconic to Pacific Coast forests is no longer ruling the roost, and scientists now have another tool for understanding its decline....

For global invasion, Argentine ants use chemical weapons

Researchers show how Argentine ants use chemical secretions as weapons in their interactions with harvester ants, which are native to California. The findings could...

Winners, losers among fish when landscape undergoes change

As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ? but not always in the ways one might expect.

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