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‘Blame nature not pesticides’: Bee health detectives unravel mystery of 2013 Oregon bumblebee mass deaths

New York Times | 
In June 2013, in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Ore., an estimated 50,000 bumblebees dropped dead. Shoppers reported bees falling from ...
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Bumblebees do better in cities than on farms, study finds

New York Times | 
Cities are filled with buildings, people and concrete — usually not seen as the ideal place for anything wild but ...
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Is the nucleolus the key to stopping cellular aging?

New York Times | 
Under a microscope, it’s hard to miss. Take just about any cell, find the nucleus, then look inside it for ...

Pumpkins, cucumbers, and watermelons diverged from a single melon ancestor

New York Times | 
About 100 million years ago, the genome of a single melon-like fruit copied itself. Over time, this one ancestor became ...
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Why are thousands of bumblebees dying around the fragrant Linden trees of London?

New York Times | 
Visitors in the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens near London have reported hundreds, if not thousands of bees, especially bumblebees, sick or ...
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Video: Plant defenses turn caterpillar pests into cannibals

New York Times | 
If you’re a hungry caterpillar and you’ve got a choice between eating a plant or another caterpillar, which do you ...

Sniffing out the truth: Humans do have a good sense of smell

New York Times | 
[It's] conventional wisdom that humans’ sense of smell is worse than that of other animals — dogs, mice, moles and ...
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Refrigerating tomatoes causes genetic changes that reduce flavor

New York Times | 
The tomato hitching a ride home in your grocery bag today is not the tomato it used to be. ...[I]f ...
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Reproducing without males? Bees can do it

New York Times | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The typical story of ...
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Genetically modified yeast shows off its artistic side

New York Times | 
For centuries, humans have played around with yeast. In ancient days, we domesticated it to make beer and bread. Now, ...
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