How does your garden grow in space?

Understanding how plants respond to microgravity is critical to providing fresh food during space exploration initiatives. Researchers compared two methods - RNA-Seq and microarray...

Broading the biodiversity catalogue of spider populations in the Iberian Peninsula

The biodiversity catalogue of the Iberian Peninsula spiders is now adding the discovery of a dozen new species -- from seven different families --...

The importance of ‘edge populations’ to biodiversity

More than two-thirds of Canada's biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country's borders only at the very northern edge of...

Recruiting ants to fight weeds on the farm

Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil's surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of...

Experts identify ‘tipping point’ in tree disease outbreaks

Experts have found a way to model disease progression and predict the 'tipping point' of a disease, providing early warning indicators that an epidemic...

Hurricane Maria gave ecologists rare chance to study how tropical dry forests recover

To counteract the damage hurricanes have caused to their canopies, trees appear to adjust key characteristics of their newly grown leaves, according to a...

Plant biologists identify mechanism behind transition from insect to wind pollination

Scientists offer novel insights into why and how wind-pollinated plants have evolved from insect-pollinated ancestors, and what it might mean for a potential pollination...

Is boycotting palm oil really the best thing to do?

The palm oil situation is bad, but some people argue that it would be worse if replaced by other vegetable oils.

Plants don’t like touch: Green thumb myth dispelled

Research has found that plants are extremely sensitive to touch and that repeated touching can significantly retard growth. The findings could lead to new...

Atmospheric aerosol formation from biogenic vapors is strongly affected by air pollutants

According to a recent study, air pollution not only affects air quality, but it also changes the pathways along which new particles are formed...

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