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Bring on the bugs! Young Britons are ready for ethical, sustainable protein

A new survey finds that young people expect bugs to be a normal part of our diets within a decade.

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...

The candy-cola soda geyser experiment, at different altitudes

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High-status Danish Vikings wore exotic beaver furs

Beaver fur was a symbol of wealth and an important trade item in 10th Century Denmark, according to a new study.

Scientists make normal bees behave like ‘killer bees’

Africanized honeybees, commonly known as 'killer bees,' are much more aggressive than their European counterparts. Now researchers have examined neuropeptide changes that take place...

Mechanism behind orchid beauty revealed

Researchers have identified the gene related to the greenish flower mutation in the Habenaria orchid.

Blood is thicker than water for the common reed — At least that’s what...

New research has been done on the native and invasive species of common reed Phragmites australis.

New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in rice

Nitrogen fertilizers (applied as nitrate, NO3-, or ammonium, NH4+) improve the amount of grain produced per acre, but nitrogen runoff and volatilization pollute the...

Invasive forage grass leads to grassland bird decline

Researchers found that a common cattle forage grass, tall fescue, is associated with nest failure in dickcissels, small grassland birds similar to sparrows.

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