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Kuphus polythalamia: Marine Biologists Study Giant Mud-Dwelling Shipworm for First Time

An international team of marine biologists, led by researchers at Northeastern University and the University of Utah, is the first to investigate a never...

Biologists Find Twenty Seven New Bee Viruses

A team of scientists has identified 27 new viruses that infect European honeybees (Apis mellifera) and other bee species. Galbraith et al identified 27 novel...

Study: Nocturnally Migrating Insects Use Earth’s Magnetic Field to Navigate

Like many migrating birds, numerous species of nocturnal moths undertake long-distance migrations at night. Each spring, billions of Bogong moths (Agrotis infusa) escape hot...

Bees Prefer Specific Wavelength Range of Blue Fluorescent Light

A team of scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, has learned that blue fluorescent light in the 430-...

New Species of Parasitic Wasp Has Alien-Like Lifecycle

A bizarre new species of wasp, named Dolichogenidea xenomorph, has been discovered in Australia. Dolichogenidea xenomorph. Image credit: Erinn Fagan-Jeffries. Dolichogenidea xenomorph measures less than 5...

Researchers Create Most Detailed 3D Model of Zika Virus to Date

A research team led by Purdue University structural biologist Michael Rossmann was the first to discover the structure of Zika virus — emerging mosquito-borne...

Why Don’t Plants Get Sunburn?

Sunflowers. Image credit: Betty Jo Tindle / CC BY-SA 3.0. The one fact about plants that most people probably remember from school is that they...

New Biotechnology Increases Crop Yield by 20%

Scientists from the University of Illinois have boosted crop yields in a revolutionary procedure that genetically enhances photosynthesis. The UN claims that in 2050,...

Klosneuviruses: New Group of Giant Viruses Discovered

Researchers from Austria and the United States have identified a group of giant viruses — Klosneuviruses — that harbor components of many other viruses...

Wax Moth Caterpillars Found to Eat Polyethylene

An international team of researchers from Spain and the United Kingdom has found that a caterpillar of the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) —...

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