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Carnivorous Plant Has An Evolutionary Alliance With Local Bats

Mutually assured satisfaction<p>Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that lure unsuspecting insects into their digestive juices using foul smells. But first they have to find a good, stinky perfume to entice the animals in. Luckily, in nature there are plenty of things that might smell appetizing to …

These Mosquitoes Are Designed To Self-Destruct

So long pesky insects, and take your pathogens with you<p>Every year, mosquitoes infect 400 million people with dengue fever, causing severe headaches and joint pain. Since a 2009 outbreak in Key West, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has spent $1 million a year to try to curb the primary …

Is Getting Old A Disease?

Drug researchers are trying to convince the FDA that the answer is yes<p>On June 24, researchers will meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a very specific reason: they want to test a drug that might slow the aging process. If they succeed, they will show for the first time that aging …

DNA Solves Mystery of Ancient American Skeleton's Origins

Kennewick Man was related to modern Native Americans, renewing debate about reburying the iconic remains on tribal land.<p>DNA extracted from one of the oldest and most controversial skeletons ever found in North America, known as Kennewick Man, may call into question scientists’ case for access to …