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Corn fields in Iowa: Site of NSF's Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). July 25, 2016
What's good for crops not always good for the environment
Press Release
The diets of two-toed and three-toed arboreal sloths consist mostly of tree leaves. July 20, 2016
Putting the sloth in sloths: Arboreal lifestyle drives slow pace
Discovery
newly discovered Talamancan Palm-Pitviper July 18, 2016
New venomous snake discovered in Costa Rica
News From the Field
synthetic biowire making an electrical connection July 14, 2016
'Green' electronic materials produced with synthetic biology
News From the Field
a lady standing in the grass writing in a book July 13, 2016
To save water on lawns, throw some shade
News From the Field
A cold snap in the Florida sub-tropics affected mangrove and other ecosystems. July 12, 2016
The unexpected: Cold snaps in the sub-tropics, drought in rainforests featured at upcoming ecology conference
Press Release
screen shot of researchers doing plant research July 12, 2016
Disentangling the plant microbiome
News From the Field
photo of the MuddyBot robot July 7, 2016
Recreating ancient vertebrate's first step on dry land
Press Release
a model of the clorophyll f synthase enzyme July 7, 2016
New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis
News From the Field
Logo image July 6, 2016
Submit your entry for 15th anniversary Vizzies scientific visualization challenge
Press Release
a field pf pavement cells July 5, 2016
LobeFinder technology quantifies changes in shape-shifting plant cells
News From the Field
The fractal nature of Romanesco broccoli July 1, 2016
Beautiful fractals help solve ‘wiggly’ problems
Discovery
a female valerian plant June 30, 2016
Climate change's effect on Rocky Mountain plant is driven by sex
News From the Field
ectomycorrhizal fungi connected to tree roots June 30, 2016
Study finds that plant growth responses to high carbon dioxide depend on symbiotic fungi
News From the Field
Richard Wehr works on a flux tower June 30, 2016
Watching a forest breathe
News From the Field
jewel beetles June 30, 2016
Eye of the beetle: How the emerald ash borer sees may be key to stopping it
News From the Field
mosaic of ALOS and Radarsat-1 interferograms June 28, 2016
New study shows impact of man-made structures on Louisiana's coastal wetlands
News From the Field
a spleen (left) and  red blood cells June 27, 2016
How the spleen filters blood
News From the Field
red blood cells under microscope June 27, 2016
Computer model demonstrates how human spleen filters blood
News From the Field
a fruit fly on a compost pile June 27, 2016
Ladykiller: Artificial sweetener proves deadly for female flies
News From the Field
Michael Kudenov, Jeff Stirman and Spencer Smith June 27, 2016
Researchers devise tool to improve imaging of neuronal activity in the brain
News From the Field
arabidopsis arenosa June 27, 2016
Serpentine plants survive harsh soils thanks to borrowed genes
News From the Field
spotted hyenas playing June 26, 2016
Animals 'inherit' their social network from their mothers, Penn study shows
News From the Field
maize tissues June 24, 2016
'Amazing protein diversity' is discovered in the maize plant
News From the Field
a mother bear and her two cubs drinking water June 23, 2016
Migratory bears down in the dumps
News From the Field
A 25 million-year-old termite nest with the remains of a June 22, 2016
Researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming' -- by insects
Press Release
biology graphic June 22, 2016
A 'Fitbit' for plants?
News From the Field
Erika Geisbrecht studies a vial with a student June 22, 2016
Get a clue: Biochemist studies fruit fly to understand Parkinson's disease, muscle wasting
News From the Field
Hubbard Brook June 22, 2016
Neutralizing acidic forest soils boosts tree growth, causes spike in nitrogen export
News From the Field
a 25 million-year-old termite nest June 22, 2016
The world's oldest farmers
News From the Field
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