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UK Study Shows Organic Farming 'Boosts Biodiversity and Bees' - Farmers Weekly
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Plants, Organic Farming, Biodiversity, Wildlife conservation, University Research, Good News )

Victoria
- 71 days ago - fwi.co.uk
Plant science researchers from the University of Oxford reviewed farm data going back 30 years and they concluded that organic farms yielded far greater biodiversity benefits than intensively-farmed land. The study is the biggest ever review to date.
Plants 'Do Maths' to Control Overnight Food Supplies
Science & Tech  (tags: Plants, scientists, biology, Maths )

Ray
- 303 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests.
Ferocious 'Sheep-Eating' Plant Blooms in the U.K.
Science & Tech  (tags: Chile, discovery, interesting, news, plants, research, Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, science, U.K )

Dan
- 304 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A towering South American plant that kills animals with its spikes and uses their decaying bodies as fertilizer is about to bloom in England -- the rare Puya chilensis, a threatened species. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Plants Revived After 400 Years in Ice
Science & Tech  (tags: botany, plants, Mars, colonization, space, scientists, research, science, investigation, environment, discovery, astronomy )

Michael
- 329 days ago - cbc.ca
Plants that managed to re-grow after centuries buried under Arctic glaciers could prove useful for would-be pioneers hoping to explore life on other planets, research from a team of Canadian scientists has found.
Scientists Hack Photosynthesis for Electricity
Science & Tech  (tags: plants, electricity, discovery, research, science, scientists, environment, energy, technology )

Michael
- 339 days ago - mnn.com
As humans scour the Earth for energy, venturing farther offshore and deeper underground, a new study suggests the answer has been under our noses all along. Rather than chasing finite fossils fuels, it focuses on Earth's original power plants: plants.
Plugging In to Plant Roots
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, science, research, concept, design, plants, electricity, technology, green living, green sustainable )

Michael
- 440 days ago - spectrum.ieee.org
Cast-off electrons in a plant's roots can provide electricity, a Dutch team reports. Now, through a spin-off company, it hopes to grow grassy generators on rooftops and promote decentralized electrical production in wetlands in developing countries.
Some Plants Are Altruistic, Too, New Study Suggests
Science & Tech  (tags: plants, environment, nature, study, research, scientists, science, interesting, discovery )

Kevin
- 442 days ago - sciencedaily.com
We've all heard examples of animal altruism: Dogs caring for orphaned kittens, chimps sharing food or dolphins nudging injured mates to the surface. Now, a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests some plants are altruistic too.
Invasive Fungi Wreak Havoc on Species World-Wide
Science & Tech  (tags: fungi, invasive fungi, opportunstic pathogens, meta-analysis, fungal disease epidemiology, changing reproductive strategies, evolutionary opportunities, plants, animals, humans, global trade )

Judy
- 618 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Human activity such as international trade and military operations have intensified the dispersal of fungal pathogens, delivering new foes to unprotected victims and introducing new evolutionary opportunities to previously harmless fungus species.
10 Pieces of Evidence That Plants Are Smarter Than You Think
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, plants, habitat, interesting, investigation, study, world )

Kathy
- 734 days ago - io9.com
Though plants possess nothing even remotely like brains, they can nevertheless communicate, measure time, and even use camouflage. They may not be thinking in a way that we'd recognize, but our chlorophyll-saturated pals are certainly doing a lot more tha
Genome Duplication Encourages Rapid Adaptation of Plants
Science & Tech  (tags: Plants, genetic, environmental, chromosomes )

Suzane
- 1084 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Plants adapt to the local weather and soil conditions in which they grow, and these environmental adaptations are known to evolve over thousands of years as mutations slowly accumulate in plants' genetic code.
From Salamanders To Little Green Men?
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, plants, evolution, algae, green, photosynthesis, salamander, sea slug, scientific discovery, study, scientists )

Naoko
- 1108 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
When I was a child, I remember wondering why there were no animals that could photosynthesize. Maybe that's a bit odd, but it's not that I was especially geeky; I just felt almost indignant that there weren't animals with green skin.
The Latest Weapon in the Fight Against Terrorism: How Scientists Have Developed Plants That Can Detect Bombs
Science & Tech  (tags: Plants, science, terrorism, technology )

Anna
- 1181 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
They provide us with food and are pretty to look at, and now they may even save out lives.For unlikely as it may seem, scientists have developed plants that can detect bombs.They have taught plant proteins to change colour when in the presence of certain
Do Plants Hold the Key to Beating Jet Lag? Scientists Believe Clue Lies in Their Ability to Cope With Less Sun in Winter
Science & Tech  (tags: plants, sunlight, science, jet lag )

Anna
- 1205 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A new study into how plants adjust to having less sunlight in winter could explain the impact of shift work and jet lag on people.Scientists looking at the daily rhythms in plants have discovered a complex process that allows the plants' genes to respond
Botanical A-Z Via Kew: British Experts Complete Database of Every Plant Name on the Planet - All 1.25million of Them
Science & Tech  (tags: Botany, plants, plant name, plant species )

Anna
- 1209 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Today, experts from Britain and the U.S have taken a step to resolving the issue by publishing the most comprehensive list of land plant species ever compiled.
Scientist Create New Botanic Database That Holds a Million Plant Names to Help Drug Research
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, health, interesting, medicine, news, plants, world )

Dan
- 1209 days ago - physorg.com
Botanists in Britain and the US just unveiled a massive library of plant names aimed at helping conservationists, drug designers and agriculture researchers. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
 

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