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2011-03-01 09:58:42

In the mating game, some female mites are mightier than their mates, new research at the University of Michigan and the Russian Academy of Sciences suggests.

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2010-10-12 23:26:30

University of Florida researchers presenting new fossil evidence of an exceptionally well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal have found it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans.

2010-10-12 16:35:49

University of Florida researchers presenting new fossil evidence of an exceptionally well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal have found it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans.

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2010-08-26 12:40:00

The evolutionary history of the Thaumoctopus mimicus lineage reveals the steps it took to become a master of disguise.

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2010-06-01 10:38:17

Nepenthes attenboroughii, named after Sir David Attenborough, honorary Fellow of the Linnean Society, has been ranked number 1.

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2009-12-22 14:43:56

Museum Victoria palaeobiologist Dr Erich Fitzgerald has made new groundbreaking discoveries into the origin of baleen whales, based on a 25 million year old fossil found near Torquay in Victoria.

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2009-12-15 07:18:59

In first-time experiments in the wild, a researcher at Brown University has discovered that a species of bat in Madagascar, Myzopoda aurita, uses wet adhesion to attach itself to surfaces.

2009-09-03 09:51:20

Flowering plants are all around us and are phenomenally successful—but how did they get to be so successful and where did they come from? This question bothered Darwin and others and a paper published in the September issue of the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society indicates that their ability to adapt anatomically may be the answer.

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2009-08-11 13:45:00

A new plant species has been discovered in the central Philippines - a giant carnivorous plant.

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2008-01-17 10:45:00

On Thursday, botanists revealed that a self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. An article by Kew Gardens scientists published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society details the name of the giant palm and its remarkable life cycle.


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Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
2012-06-04 19:37:21

The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society is a scientific journal established in 1858 and published by Wiley on behalf of the Linnean Society of London. The journal evolved from the Society’s original journal Transactions, which was an essential publication for scientists and researchers working in the field of botany. The journal publishes original papers relating to the taxonomy of all plant groups and fungi, including anatomy, biosystematics, cytology, ecology, ethnobotany,...

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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
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