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A Philadelphia botanist who has studied rare plants for 50 years, but has never attained the honor of having a plant named for him is finally getting his due, but with a barely visible organism so rare it may never be seen again.
A new study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that turbulence from boat propellers can and does kill large numbers of copepodsâ€”tiny crustaceans that are an important part of marine food webs.
Carcasses of copepods--numerous organisms in world seas--provide insights into oceanic food webs.
In an unprecedented coming-out party, 100 newly discovered species are revealed to the world in a single scholarly paper coordinated by Field Museum scientists.
A new study shows that eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables gives you a more healthy golden glow than the sun.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts have found a remarkable effect while studying how marine particles sink, which could affect the way scientists assess global carbon fluxes.
A new analysis of fossilized grass-pollen grains deposited on ancient European lake and sea bottoms 16-35 million years ago reveals that C4 grasses evolved earlier than previously thought.
Carotenoid pigments are the source of many of the animal kingdom's most vivid colors; flamingos' pink feathers come from eating carotenoid-containing shrimps and algae, and carotenoid colors can be seen among garden birds in blackbirds' orange beaks and blue tits' yellow breast feathers.
What if trains, planes and automobiles all were powered simply by the air through which they move? What if their exhaust and by-products helped the environment?
Contrary to popular belief, aphids are not just sap-sucking, plant-destroying enemies of agriculture -- in fact, these pests are genetic pioneers that evolved two unique traits.
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