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Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive

A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report. The study offers the first reliable method for tracing viral evolution back to a time when neither viruses nor cells existed in the forms recognized today, the researchers say. …

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How caterpillars use their feces to fool corn

For some caterpillars, pooping where they eat is an unavoidable fact of life—even if it’s on the very corn they eat. Now, researchers report that keeping this excrement on hand may be part of the caterpillar’s master plan to dupe the plant into turning off its defenses, allowing the caterpillars …

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Malaria and Natural Selection

Malaria poses a great threat to 2.4 billion people—over one third of the world’s population—living in more than 90 countries, most of them in the tropics. Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting, and usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite. If not treated, malaria …

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Bees: Where has the Buzz Gone?

Our bumblebees have been vanishing for quite a while: on account of wild honey bees, this has been steady through the years, yet we’re seeing steeper decreases all the more as of late of a few species. Then again, the way this term ‘missing honey bees’ is utilized, can be …

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