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Article ID: 708447

Pollinator gardens do best with a variety of plants

University of Georgia

Want to help pollinators? Gardens with more woody vegetation provide additional food and shelter.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708175

Yeasts Reach Across Tree of Life to Domesticate Suite of Bacterial Genes

University of Wisconsin-Madison

New research finds that some yeast picked up a whole suite of genes from bacteria that gave them the new ability to scavenge iron from their environment. It’s one of the clearest examples yet of the transfer of genes from one branch on the tree of life to another.

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15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708442

Senior design students develop materials for space station

South Dakota State University

Mechanical engineering students are working with NASA engineers to develop 3D printing materials that one day be used at the International Space Station, as part of the eXploration Systems and Habitation Academic Innovation Challenge.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 708444

63rd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting to Kick-off in Baltimore from March 2 – 6

Biophysical Society

The dynamic five-day Meeting provides attendees with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest emerging techniques and applications.

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21-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708363

Radio-Tracking Dolphins Reveals Intimate Details About Their Behavior

Florida Atlantic University

The most extensive radio-tracking effort of bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon using radio-telemetry reveals new and surprising information about how they use their habitats, how they spend their time, and how they interact with their own species. Researchers conducted radio-tracking by boat, with assistance from a Cessna 172 aircraft, and visually located and followed nine dolphins several times per week. Over the course of 122 hours of observation, they compiled a total of 1,390 scan samples.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708435

Earning a bee’s wings

Washington University in St. Louis

When a honey bee turns 21 days old, she leaves the nest to look for pollen and nectar. For her, this is a moment of great risk, and great reward. It’s also the moment at which she becomes recognizable to other bees.

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21-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708428

Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa

University of Adelaide

Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the pint-sized flufftails from Madagascar and Africa.

Released:
20-Feb-2019 7:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708429

New study: How to save a seabird

University of Washington

A new study outlines more than a decade of success in reducing seabird bycatch in Alaska’s longline fisheries, and where there’s still room for improvement.

Released:
20-Feb-2019 7:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708427

Foreign Bees Monopolize Prize Resources in Biodiversity Hotspot

University of California San Diego

New research reveals that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, a global biodiversity hotspot. The monopoly may strongly affect species that are foundational to the stability of the region’s plant-pollinator interactions.

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20-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST

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