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Plants and people alike face critical choices as they reproduce: to make a few big, well-provisioned seedsâ€”or babies--or many small, poorly-provisioned ones.
Figs and the wasps that pollinate them present one of biologists' favorite examples of a beneficial relationship between two different species.
Researchers advocate a biodiversity-focused strategy.
A workshop at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama has dramatically improved the ability of conservationists and regulatory agencies to monitor the spread of chytridiomycosisâ€”one of the deadliest frog diseases on Earth.
Smithsonian researchers working in Colombia's CerrejÃ³n coal mine have unearthed the first megafossil evidence of a neotropical rainforest.
A high-speed chase across the Panama Canal in a Boston Whaler may sound like the beginning of another James Bond filmâ€”but the protagonist of this story brandishes a butterfly net and studies the effects of climate change on insect migrations at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
A long-term, before and after study of Africanized bee invasion of Mexico's Yucatan shows that 'killer bees' may actually increase food resources for native bees
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Fungus-farming ants have cultivated the same fungal crops for 50 million years.
By snipping off parts of male genitalia and reducing genital sensation in both male and female tsetse flies, researchers induced a suite of changes in female reproduction, including reduced ovulation, reduced sperm storage and increased re-mating attempts by the females.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.