Birds’ feathers reveal their winter diet

Credit: R.M. Jensen Influences outside the breeding season can matter a lot for the population health of migratory birds, but it's tough to track what happens once species scatter across South..

Identify and manage raspberry, blackberry pests with new industry reference

Credit: Courtesy of The American Phytopathological Society St. Paul, Minn. (June 2017)-- Raspberries and blackberries are favorites among consumers--but unfortunately also favorites for plant disea..

The part of rice we don’t eat may be highly nutritious

Rice bran, the outer covering of the rice grain, has high nutritional value and is a rich source of proteins, fats, minerals and micronutrients such as B vitamins, according to a study published in th..

A better dye job for roots — in plants

Credit: Elke Barbez/Gregor Mendel Institute LA JOLLA--(June 1, 2017) Once we start coloring our hair, we may be surprised to learn that we begin to have a problem in common with plant biologists: fi..

Video shows invasive lionfish feasting on new Caribbean fish species

Credit: Carole Baldwin/Smithsonian Institution The showy lionfish, a predator with venomous spines that has invaded Caribbean coral reefs, has found a new market to exploit: the "twilight zone," ..

Stony corals more resistant to climate change than thought, Rutgers study finds

Credit: Kevin Wyman/Rutgers University Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins to help ..

Zinc’s negative effects on mineral digestibility can be mitigated, study shows

URBANA, Ill. - Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown that a common strategy for reducing postweaning diarrhea in pigs may have negative effects on calcium and phosphorus digestibility, ..

Revealed: New step in plant mastermind hormone’s pathway

Credit: Courtesy of Jiaying Zhu. Stanford, CA--Plants are stationary. This means that the way they grow must be highly internally regulated to use the surrounding resources in the most-advantageous..

Subsidies promote overfishing and hurt small-scale fishers worldwide

Large-scale fisheries receive about four times more subsidies than their small-scale counterparts, with up to 60 per cent of those subsidies promoting overfishing. A recent study by the University o..

The Spanish plant that was classified by mistake

Credit: Manuel Becerra Surprisingly, there are still plant species waiting to be discovered in the Iberian Peninsula. Some are detected thanks to the latest study methods, and others, such as Linar..