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Nanoplastics and other harmful pollutants found in disposable face masks

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Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom

The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. Until recently, scientists thought that  A. elatior  had the most unusual...

Invasive plants are still for sale as garden ornamentals, research shows

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‘Bee’ informed: Public interest exceeds understanding in bee conservation

Many people have heard bee populations are declining due to such threats as colony collapse disorder, pesticides and habitat loss. And many understand bees...

Cautiously optimistic: Study looks for riskiest tree disease spreaders, finds none

Fungal disease represents one of the greatest threats to tree industries and forests in the United States. They're carried by invasive wood borers from...

A Matter of concentration

Researchers are studying how proteins regulate the stem cells of plants.

A new regulator of vesicle trafficking in plants

A protein that transports the simple chemical choline plays a major role in vesicle trafficking, ion homeostasis, and growth and development in plants, according...

Cells that trigger flowering

How do plants 'know' it is time to flower? A new study uncovers exactly where a key protein forms before it triggers the flowering...

Critically endangered mountain gorillas show impressive population increase

Mountain gorillas have become the only wild apes whose population numbers are known to be improving.

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