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Maple leaf extract could nip skin wrinkles in the bud

Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that the beauty of those leaves could be skin-deep—and that's a good thing. Today, scientists report ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Natural selection as karma: wasp parasitises tree, vine parasitises wasp

Researchers find that an insect living off a tree is itself a target for a very different type of predator. Tanya Loos reports.

50 minutes ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors—it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive ...

Sun 19 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists examine the relative impact of proximity to seed sources

A new research study published in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management tackles an important, unresolved question in the biology of invasive plants. Which is most important to the ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus

For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years.

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Study of greater Yellowstone pronghorn finds highway crossing structures a conservation success

A recently published study by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Oregon State University has confirmed that efforts to protect migrating pronghorn by installing wildlife ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas

In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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For now, Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain their genetic diversity

Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the three main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Deep in the weeds: Using eDNA sequencing to survey pondweed diversity

Ecological surveys of biodiversity provide fundamental baseline information on species occurrence and the health of an ecosystem, but can require significant labor and taxonomic expertise to ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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A new earless pygmy toad discovered on one of Angola's most underexplored mountains

A new species of African pygmy toad was discovered during an expedition in 2016 to Angola's second highest peak, the Serra da Neve Inselberg.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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