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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.

Clean-Up Makes Gulf Spill More Toxic
2012-12-01 10:57:06

A new study reveals that the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean up the 2010 BP oil spill was 52 times more toxic than the oil alone.

2010-10-14 15:08:22

Evolutionary biologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have found that environment plays a key role in determining whether a species opts for sexual over asexual reproduction.

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2008-05-29 17:54:06

This odd, microscopic, freshwater animal is making news once again, this time for the startling discovery of numerous chunks of foreign DNA in its genome.

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2008-04-02 17:05:00

Birds and bees may do it, but the microscopic animals called bdelloid rotifers seem to get along just fine without sex, thank you. What’s more, they have done so over millions of years of evolution, resulting in at least 370 species.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.