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How roots grow hair

The roots of plants can do a lot of things: They grow in length to reach water, they can bend to circumvent stones, and they form fine root hairs enabling them to absorb more nutrients from ...

Thu 17 Oct 19 from

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Two new porcelain crab species discovered

Two new porcelain crab species have been described in the ZooKeys journal by scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the Institut fur Tierokologie und Spezielle ...

Tue 15 Oct 19 from

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New survey confirms muscadine grapes are affected by parasitic nematodes

Native to the Southeastern United States, muscadine grapes are a superfruit. With high levels of resveratrol, phenols and antioxidants, they are known to help fight cardiovascular disease and ...

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Image of the Day: No Longer Endangered

Back from the brink of near-extinction, the Kirtland’s warbler population has grown and expanded its range.

Fri 11 Oct 19 from The Scientist

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Misuse of wildlife trade data jeopardizes efforts to protect species and combat trafficking (commentary)

This commentary is in response to Scheffers et al. (2019). Global wildlife trade across the tree of life, published in Science this month. Oversimplification of the interpretation of wildlife ...

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Florida python program nabs 900th snake, including new record

There is more than one python-hunting army in Florida, but the one run by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission just hit another milestone including the largest python the group ...

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Sweeping extent of global trade in wild animals revealed

Nature, Published online: 07 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02978-7Comprehensive study of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles finds that nearly one-fifth of vertebrates ...

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Nature News

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Rare, endangered orchids slip across porous southern Chinese border

The insatiable demand for orchids could be driving wild orchids to extinction in southern China. 

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Thousands of UK wildlife and plant species are in decline

The most comprehensive assessment yet of the state of nature in the UK has found the area occupied by more than 6500 species has shrunk by 5 per cent since 1970

Thu 3 Oct 19 from Newscientist

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Scientists discover interaction between good and bad fungi that drives forest biodiversity

Scientists have long understood that forest biodiversity is driven in part by something called rare-species advantage—that is, an individual tree has a better chance of survival if there are ...

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