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Invasive Grass in Texas Uses Chemical Warfare to Crowd Out Native Species
An invasive grass causing havoc in Texas and contributing to wildfires packs a one-two wallop against native plants. Guinea grass uses a combination of crowding...
First Images from JWST’s Largest General Observer Program
Mosaic images from the COSMOS-Web program offer a treasure trove of early galaxies
Care Experiences Are Worse in For-Profit Hospices Than in Not-for-Profit Hospices, Study Finds
Patients receiving care from for-profit hospices have substantially worse care experiences than patients who receive care from not-for-profit hospices, according to a new study from...
Hobby-Eberly Telescope Reveals Galaxy Gold Mine in First Large Survey
Astronomers have barely scratched the surface of mapping the nearly endless stars and galaxies of the heavens.
Urban Gardens Are Good for Ecosystems and Humans
Traditionally, it has been assumed that cultivating food leads to a loss of biodiversity and negative impacts on an ecosystem.
Loss of Reptiles Poses Threat for Small Islands Where Humans May Have Caused Extinctions
A new study has startling conclusions about how, on smaller islands in the Caribbean where human impact was greatest, extinctions have led to the loss...
More Charge Acceptors aren’t Necessarily Better for Solar Cells
Adding charge acceptors can slow electron transfer in some light-activated materials
How Amphibious Plants Rewired a Gas Exchange Pathway to Survive in Water
Just as humans cannot breathe underwater, the tiny pores of plants can't exchange air underwater.
Nanoparticles Make it Easier to Turn Light into Solvated Electrons
‘Green’ reducing agents could help tackle climate change and treat contaminated water
Cosmic Dawn III Recreates the Early Universe Epoch of Reionization in Unprecedented Detail
Scientists create the most detailed and accurate simulation ever produced of the first billion years of the universe