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Harnessing the power of microbes for mining in space
For centuries, people have done the hard work of mining useful minerals and metals from solid rock. Then, scientists learned ...
Putting the brakes on lateral root development
There's no organ system in the body that does as much for humans as roots do for plants. Part anchor and part mouth, a ...
Algae living inside fungi: How land plants first evolved
Scientists think that green algae are plants water-living ancestors, but we are not sure how the transition to land plants ...
Cane toad testes smaller at the invasion front
Understanding the dynamics of cane toad dispersal is vital information for scientists helping native animals survive the ...
Study suggests much more water on the moon than thought
A trio of researchers at the University of California has found evidence that suggests there is far more ice on the surface ...
Spontaneous magnetization in a non-magnetic interacting metal
Over the past decade, numerous physics studies have explored how oscillating electric fields produced by lasers or microwave ...
Warped diffusive radio halo detected around the galaxy NGC 4565
Using the LOw-Frequency ARray (LOFAR), astronomers have discovered a diffuse radio halo around the spiral galaxy NGC 4565. ...
Buying local? Higher price means higher quality in consumers' minds
Why are we willing to pay much more for a six pack of craft beer, a locally produced bottle of wine or a regional brand item, often choosing them over national brands? It's because when people ...
Scientists discover new chemistry that may help explain the origins of cellular life
Before life began on Earth, the environment likely contained a massive number of chemicals that reacted with each other more ...
Washington's Potomac River hits record high temperature
The Potomac River, which flows through the US capital Washington, hit a record high temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34 ...
Insects replace pesticides in Spain's 'Sea of Plastic'
"They work for me night and day," smiles Antonio Zamora, standing in his greenhouse. His minuscule employees are bugs that ...
Finding one's way in the rainforest
Knowing which direction to go in order to reach food or home is important for many animal species, including humans. For ...