Tweets, news offer insights on invasive insect spread

A new study shows the potential for using Twitter and online news articles to track the timing and location of invasive insect spread in the...

Fewer moths, more flies

In the far north of the planet, climate change is clearly noticeable. A new study now shows that in parallel there have been dramatic...

Polarity proteins shape efficient ‘breathing’ pores in grasses

A research group is studying how plants 'breathe'. They have gained new insights into how grasses develop efficient 'breathing pores' on their leaves. If...

Early forests did not significantly change the atmospheric CO2

Scientists have discovered that the atmosphere contained far less CO2 than previously thought when forests emerged on our planet, the new study has important...

Study examines feeding damage caused by spotted lanternflies on young maples

Short-term, heavy feeding by adult spotted lanternflies on young maple trees inhibits photosynthesis, potentially impairing the tree's growth by up to 50 percent, according...

Newly discovered scorpionfly genus with bizarre appearance

Zoologists have described and classified previously unknown species of scorpionflies from Nepal. These species belong to a completely new genus.

How plants protect themselves from oxidative stress during iron uptake — and why this...

Iron is a critical micronutrient for the survival of plants and humans, yet too much iron can also be toxic. An interdisciplinary research team...

How plants protect themselves from oxidative stress during iron uptake — and why this...

Iron is a critical micronutrient for the survival of plants and humans, yet too much iron can also be toxic. An interdisciplinary research team...

Findings for invasive insect’s life cycle could aid management in southeast

New research findings could help scientists control the emerald ash borer, an invasive pest ravaging native ash trees in North America.

Ancient stone tools from China provide earliest evidence of rice harvesting

A new study analyzing stone tools from southern China provides the earliest evidence of rice harvesting, dating to as early as 10,000 years ago....

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