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Grower, not a shower: This tiny Guinness World Record-breaking fern has 50x more DNA than humans!

The fern's DNA, when unraveled, measures over 106 meters, making it taller than the Qutub Minar or …

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Did we overestimate the benefits of planting trees to fight climate change? A new study says yes

While planting trees certainly helps, there are a ton of usually uncounted things that prevent it f…

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Scientists discovered a new dinosaur species, and it could reshape the history of T. rex's evolution

Old fossils dug up over 40 years ago were thought to belong to a T. rex, but new research suggests …

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Scientists witnessed an orangutan treating his wounds with medicinal plants, showing human-like behavior

An orangutan named Rakus has a pretty solid grasp of first-aid. He's the first orangutan ever obser…

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Eating primarily meat for too long could eventually rob us of our ability to digest plant matter, study finds

For the industrialised and supposedly "developed" West undergoing a protracted transition towards m…

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Keep your Christmas tree fresh through New Years with tips from plant scientists

Christmas tree experts offer tips on keeping a real tree fresh through the holidays. A fresh cut an…

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Researchers discovered a new waterlily species for the first time in over 100 years — and they're the biggest in the world

Victoria boliviana, the name of the recently discovered species, is the biggest waterlily in the wo…

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This 400-million-year-old fossil is the oldest disease-causing fungus we've ever seen!

Scotland’s Natural History Museum has recently disclosed a groundbreaking find within its fossil ar…

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Naming a species after a celebrity may do more harm than good

Many species were named in honor of famous people and celebrities. But species names are difficult …

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The USDA's new plant zone map shifts cities like Lansing and Omaha five degrees warmer and could change how you garden, including when and what you grow

USDA unveils its new plant zone hardiness map. Half of the country has moved up to a warmer half zo…

Grace Eliza Goodwin,Jenny McGrath   


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Llama poop sparked 57% more plant growth in a part of the Andes that was barren and ravaged by climate change

Scientists found that raising llamas in a barren part of the Andes helped fertilize soil, following…

Maiya Focht   


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Scientists unravel the mystery behind new plant species found in the Swiss Alps, which only took 150 years to evolve

New plant species in the Swiss Alps only took 150 years to evolve — one of the secrets to its survi…

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New Jersey's environmental agency called itself out for destroying two endangered birds' protected habitats while creating one for another species

New Jersey's environmental agency damaged land protected for two endangered bird species while tryi…

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Invasive lanternflies devour vineyards, swarm the plants around homes, and invade new areas: 'They're little Draculas'

Invasive lanternflies are creating a nightmare for winemakers and spawning a wave of hatred among h…

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Hundreds of wildlife species are contaminated with 'forever chemicals': Environmental Working Group

Widespread pollution from the toxic "forever chemicals," known as Per- and Polyfluorinated Substanc…

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A corpse flower that emits a dead-body odor went into a rare bloom in Poland, and hundreds waited in line to see and smell it

An endangered flower bloomed in Warsaw on Sunday. It smells like the rotten flesh pollinating insec…

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States are begging Americans to kill spotted lanternflies as scientists struggle to keep the pests from spreading

Spotted lanternflies, originally from Asia, first arrived in Pennsylvania in 2014. The insects are …

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The invasive giant African land snail, which can grow to be 8 inches long, decimate agriculture, and carry parasites, has been spotted in Florida

The area is under a quarantine while Melon, the snail-sniffing Labrador, surveys the area for the i…

Kelsey Vlamis