When country ants go to town

Researchers have shown that a common ant species undergoes physiological and behavioral changes in unnatural settings.

Differences in fungus found in reared and wild ambrosia beetles suggest artificial method to...

A recent study in Japan has found that reared ambrosia beetles, Euwallacea interjectus, can have symbiotic fungi different to those found in the wild....

Higher temperatures make it difficult for fig tree pollinators

Researchers have been studying the effect of rising temperatures on the lifespan of pollinating fig wasps. The findings show that the wasps lived much...

The no-tech way to preserve California’s state grass

Though it is disappearing, California's official state grass has the ability to live for 100 years or more. New research demonstrates that sheep and...

Three new species of ground snakes discovered under graveyards and churches in Ecuador

Scientists have discovered three new cryptozoic (living underground) snakes hidden under graveyards and churches in remote towns in the Andes of Ecuador. The new...

Pythons are true choke artists

Biologists have found that it's not just the size of its head and body that puts almost everything on a Burmese python's menu. They...

Scientists reveal the true identity of a Chinese octopus

A team of researchers came across a new-to-science species of octopus from Dongshan island in China's Fujian Province. At less than 40 g in...

Cacao: Multiple interactions in its cultivation

In the cultivation of organic cacao, many factors determine the yield. An international research team has now identified important players and their combined effects.

Once in a century flowering and seeding of dwarf bamboo boosts mice populations

An event that occurs only once every 120 years, the large-scale flowering, seeding, and dying of dwarf bamboo (Sasa borealis), has been found to...

Once in a century flowering and seeding of dwarf bamboo boosts mice populations

An event that occurs only once every 120 years, the large-scale flowering, seeding, and dying of dwarf bamboo (Sasa borealis), has been found to...

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