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Arizona rock core sheds light on Triassic dark ages

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Soil microbes could promote better farm outputs

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Portable DNA device can detect tree pests in under two hours

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Native bees also facing novel pandemic

There is growing evidence that another 'pandemic' has been infecting bees around the world for the past two decades, and is spreading: a fungal...

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...

Group genomics drive aggression in honey bees

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Why it’s no last orders for the Tequila bat

Scientists studying the 'near threatened' tequila bat, best known for its role in pollinating the Blue Agave plant from which the drink of the...

Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals

Many corals are sensitive to bright light, so capturing their dynamics with traditional microscopes is a challenge. To work around their photosensitivity, researchers developed...

Goodbye northwestern crow, hello Mexican duck

The latest supplement to the American Ornithological Society's Checklist of North and Middle American Birds includes several major updates to the organization of the...

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