Back-to-the-future plants give climate change insights: Outdoor labs give realistic sense of plant response to future climate change

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Back-to-the-future plants give climate change insights: Outdoor labs give realistic sense of plant response to future climate change If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic…

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Foxconn says it won’t staff Wisconsin plant with workers from China

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Foxconn says it won’t staff Wisconsin plant with workers from China Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Last year, Foxconn, a supplier to companies like Apple and Microsoft, announced plans for a factory in Racine, Wisconsin, a deal that promised to bring a $10…

Fern plant infusion keeps the doctor away in Medieval Europe

Fern plant infusion keeps the doctor away in Medieval Europe

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Fern plant infusion keeps the doctor away in Medieval Europe The remains of a medieval skeleton has shown the first physical evidence that a fern plant could have been used for medicinal purposes in cases such as alopecia, dandruff and kidney stones….

How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa: New study finds drought-resistant native plant can irrigate food crops

How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa: New study finds drought-resistant native plant can irrigate food crops

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How one tough shrub could help fight hunger in Africa: New study finds drought-resistant native plant can irrigate food crops The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the…

Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant join ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

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Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant join ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ The roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is complete. Sort of. During a Nintendo Direct presentation, Smash director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Ken, Ryu’s legendary Street Fighter rival, and Incineroar, a feline…

Coal power plant regulations neglect a crucial pollutant: Researchers determine Texans would be healthier with stronger limits on sulfur dioxide

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Coal power plant regulations neglect a crucial pollutant: Researchers determine Texans would be healthier with stronger limits on sulfur dioxide Cleaning up or replacing coal-fired power plants that lack sulfur pollution controls could help Texans breathe cleaner, healthier air, according to researchers…

Gene network lets plant roots handle nitrogen: Enabling tools for breeding plants for high yield with less fertilizer

Gene network lets plant roots handle nitrogen: Enabling tools for breeding plants for high yield with less fertilizer

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Gene network lets plant roots handle nitrogen: Enabling tools for breeding plants for high yield with less fertilizer With robotics, computers and advanced genetics, researchers at the University of California, Davis and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are unraveling how plant roots take…

Dandelion seeds reveal newly discovered form of natural flight: Why the plant is among the best fliers in the natural world

Dandelion seeds reveal newly discovered form of natural flight: Why the plant is among the best fliers in the natural world

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Dandelion seeds reveal newly discovered form of natural flight: Why the plant is among the best fliers in the natural world The extraordinary flying ability of dandelion seeds is possible thanks to a form of flight that has not been seen before…

Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility

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Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists from the University of Zurich have shown….

3D imaging opens door to better understanding of fascinating leaf complexity: Technological changes allow a radical overhaul for models of leaf biology

3D imaging opens door to better understanding of fascinating leaf complexity: Technological changes allow a radical overhaul for models of leaf biology

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3D imaging opens door to better understanding of fascinating leaf complexity: Technological changes allow a radical overhaul for models of leaf biology The field of plant science is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new imaging and modelling technologies. These…

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

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Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis We humans are exterminating animal and plant species so quickly that nature’s built-in defence mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up. An Aarhus-led research team calculated that if current conservation efforts are not improved,…

Getting to the root of lavender’s secrets

Getting to the root of lavender’s secrets

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Getting to the root of lavender’s secrets A team of researchers has identified the complete genetic makeup of the lavender plant, Lavandula angustifolia. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’s Plants &…

Chernobyl’s uninhabitable land is the home of a new solar plant

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Chernobyl’s uninhabitable land is the home of a new solar plant In 1986, the world experienced its worst nuclear disaster to date when an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exposed large swaths of Europe and the Soviet Union to radioactive…

A warmer spring leads to less plant growth in summer

A warmer spring leads to less plant growth in summer

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A warmer spring leads to less plant growth in summer Due to climate change, springtime growth begins earlier each year. Up to now, it was thought that this phenomenon was slowing climate change. However, as evaluations of satellite data have now shown,…