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Plant Diversity Increases Insect Diversity

The more plant species live in grasslands and forests, the more insect species find a habitat there. 

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Nature Could Provide the Answer for Blindness Caused by Diabetes, Say Experts

Mother Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine in the USA.

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Study Shows Potential for Earth-Friendly Plastic Replacement

The quest to keep plastic out of landfills and simultaneously satisfy the needs of the food industry is filled with obstacles.

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High-Intensity Interval Training Increases Injuries, Rutgers Study Finds

People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found.

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Volunteer Bird Watch Survey Shows Effects of Temperatures on Eurasian Jay Population

Research led by the University of Southampton has used data collected by volunteer bird watchers to study how the importance of wildlife habitat management depends on changing temperatures for British birds.

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Astro-Ecology: Counting Orangutans Using Star-Spotting Technology

A collaboration between astrophysicists, conservationists and ecologists aims to save rare and endangered animals.

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Crop Scientists Help Crack the Durum Wheat Genome

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers played a key role in an international consortium that has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat—the source of semolina for pasta, a food staple for the world’s population.

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In the Arctic, Little Protection for the Most Important Conservation Areas

With increasingly more pressure from resource development and climate change, protecting the Arctic and its wildlife is more important than ever.

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Local Extinction of Southern California Mountain Lions Possible Within 50 Years

Two isolated mountain lion populations in Southern California’s Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Ecological Applications.

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Spotted Lanternflies Found to Be Flyers, Not Gliders

The spotted lanternfly is not a strong or frequent flyer, weaknesses that may hinder its ability to travel long distances by air, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

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