Which came first: the long-billed bird or the long-tubed flower?

A sword-billed hummingbird.

Some plants with niche features can quickly get rid of them if that’s what it takes for survival

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? The question is one of the oldest nerdy conversation starters, especially if you’re talking to an evolutionary biologist. Recently, scientists from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany went after a more strange which-came-first problem, this one involving a bird and a flower.

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Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

The National Park Service shows growing concern for climate impacts on Hawaii’s silverswords

Asian Carp: They just keep swimming

Two species of Asian carp are pushing toward the Great Lakes, leaving researchers scrambling to hold the invasive species back

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SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

A citizen science initiative is trying to collect more information about seahorses from around the world

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

The answer is at the heart of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign by the veterinary industry

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No more needles for allergy sufferers?

No more needles for allergy sufferers?

Allergy treatment from Europe has finally hit the U.S. markets

GMO- A Great Medical Opportunity

Genetically modifying tobacco has created incredible medical discoveries; what else remains to be found?

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SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

Researchers monitor the sun to capture bright beautiful images

Ever Wondered: How does speech-to-text software work?

Love it or hate it, you can’t avoid it.