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DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth

But the biggest surprise was that the viruses had a polymerase enzyme dedicated to pairing Z bases with T’s during…

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Targeted removals and enhanced monitoring can help manage lionfish in the Mediterranean

IMAGE: Groups of up to 18 volunteer SCUBA divers worked together to remove lionfish from the Marine Protected Area of Cape…

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The Secret Workings of Smell Receptors, Revealed At Last

The team’s observations may explain how insect olfactory receptors can generally evolve so rapidly and diverge so much among species.…

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Toxicity of protein involved in Alzheimer’s triggered by a chemical ‘switch’

Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that a specific chemical feature of a key protein known…

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A Clever Robot Spies on Creatures in the Ocean’s ‘Twilight Zone’

Using stereo cameras and detection algorithms, Mesobot parses its subjects’ movements and follows them. Yoerger and his colleagues demonstrated the…

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Study: Hope for critically endangered gorillas in eastern DRC

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (June 9, 2021) – A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has…

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70-year-old coffee-killing fungus brought back to life to fight the disease

IMAGE: Spores of the fungus that causes Coffee Wilt Disease view more  Credit: CABI Researchers have re-animated specimens of a fungus…

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There’s a Great Whip Spider Boom. What Gives?

Amblypygids became his version of Colla’s caves. It was hard to find a lab at first. Once he did, though,…

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Business

Genetically modified salmon head to US dinner plates

INDIANAPOLIS — The inaugural harvest of genetically modified salmon began this week after the pandemic delayed the sale of the…

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This Evolutionary Gift May Protect Coral From Climate Change

To see what defenses coral have already evolved against warmer waters, Meibom and his colleagues wanted to learn just how…

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