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Carnivorous Pitcher Plants Play Host To Complex Food Web
2013-04-03 09:00:17

At first glance, pitcher plants appear to be simple carnivorous plants that entrap and digest hapless insects that fall into them. However, a closer look reveals a complex food web of fly larvae, rotifers, midge larvae, and bacteria that exist within the plants’ pitcher.

Cretaceous Extinction Worsened By Ecosystem Structures
2012-10-30 04:17:18

A mass extinction, wiping out numerous species including the dinosaurs, marked the end of the Cretaceous Period. A new study reveals that the structure of North American ecosystems made the extinction worse than it might have been.

Image 1 - Land Animals Suffered Catastrophic Losses After Permian Period
2011-10-26 06:31:51

The cataclysmic events that marked the end of the Permian Period some 252 million years ago were a watershed moment in the history of life on Earth.

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2011-05-13 03:11:59

Scientists have known for two decades that sulfur compounds that are produced by bacterioplankton as they consume decaying algae in the ocean cycle through two paths.

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2011-03-05 10:41:50

Sea-ice algae – the important first rung of the food web each spring in places like the Arctic Ocean – can engineer ice to its advantage.

2010-11-17 21:46:57

The most widely adopted measure for assessing the state of the world's oceans and fisheries led to inaccurate conclusions in nearly half the ecosystems where it was applied according to new analysis by an international team led by a University of Washington fisheries scientist.

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2010-11-08 12:15:00

Scientists have tracked how certain nontoxic elements of oil from the BP spill quickly entered the food web in the Gulf of Mexico.

2010-06-25 16:17:47

People who fish for a living pursue top profits, not necessarily top predators.

2010-05-18 08:22:30

Study suggests pollution reductions could help restoration efforts.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.