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Scientists Solve Mystery of World-Traveling Plant
"Archaeologists know that people were using domesticated bottle gourds in the Americas as early as 10,000 years ago. But how did the plant make the jump from its original home in Africa to the New World with an ocean in the way? A new study overturns previous evidence pointing to a human-assisted land migration and concludes that the bottle gourd floated across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas on its own."
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Rainforests in Far East shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years
New research from Queen’s University Belfast shows that the tropical forests of South East Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years.
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Apparently young trees don't have the edge on their older siblings in carbon accumulation after all.
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Iconic Australasian Kauri trees (Agathis australis) found as fossils in South America
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Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis
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Bugs and Spiders Disguised as Poop, Leaves, and Each Other
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"When it comes to egg-laying, flies are more picky than previously thought... They are not indiscriminately using any old fruit encountered, but show a clear preference towards citrus."
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Viruses alter plant biochemistry in order to manipulate visiting aphids into spreading infection
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