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Extinct elephants and other herbivores tended prehistoric Europe into a mixture of park-like spaces and clumps of forests. Continue reading →
Blooming cherry trees usher in spring to Washington, D.C. Take a look at the long history of our Capitol's trees.
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the hot pepper, identifying regions responsible for increased resistance of pests, longer shelf life and spiciness.
Scientists found higher levels of nitrogen pollution beneath organic farms than farms using synthetic fertilizers. Continue reading →
Bottle gourds' wild ancestors may have crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the currents that run from western Africa to the Caribbean and South America thousands of years before Europeans made similar voyages. Continue reading →
The world's deadliest mushroom can kill you after a few mouthfuls, but a drug derived from milk thistle may help. Continue reading →
Rain forests in Central America suffer from drug traffic, and the smugglers aren't the only ones at fault. Continue reading →
Heart-healthy chemicals are identified in seed oil from hemp, marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin. Continue reading →
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