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Ecology/Environment

Butterfly anti-aphrodisiac and floral scent

Animals and plants take different evolutionary routes to the same chemicalCredit: Kelsey JRP Byers, 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ A novel family of enzymes in butterflies produces as an anti-aphrodisiac…

How drain flies dodge a washout

Credit: © reproduced from Speirs et al. 2020 The survival of pesky little flies in showers and other wet areas around the house, impervious to water droplets that may be larger than they are, comes down to more than quick reflexes. The…

A sea of rubbish: ocean floor landfills

The long journey of litter to seafloorCredit: JAMSTEC The Messina Strait, a submarine bridge separating the island of Sicily from the Italian Peninsula, is the area with the largest marine litter density worldwide -more than a…