New research looks at what could happen to plant communities on alpine grasslands if grasshoppers from lower elevations settled there.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Cowpeas, a type of bean plant, have receptors on the surface of their cells that can sniff out stuff in caterpillar spit to sound an alarm before an attack.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new study examining plant extinctions in the United States and Canada since European colonization has found more than any previous research.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
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Chemical compounds in muscadine grapes, dark chocolate, and particularly green tea can block a key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme, new research shows.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~4 min
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The presence of bison in tallgrass prairie ecosystems offers clues to the origins of the "lost crops" on which ancient Native Americans relied.
Nov. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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