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New research shows that poor air quality could be causing cognitive problems in babies and toddlers. A new study reveals an association between poor...

360-million-year-old Irish fossil provides oldest evidence of plant self-defense in wood

An international team of scientists, co-led by Dr Carla J. Harper, Assistant Professor in Botany in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity, has...

Newly sequenced hornet genomes could help explain invasion success

The genomes of two hornet species, the European hornet and the Asian hornet (or yellow-legged hornet) have been sequenced.

Research collaboration aims to improve nationwide water quality, restore wetlands

The new classification system demonstrates the effects wetlands have on water quality at a continental scale -- invaluable data that can be used to...

Fluorescent blue coumarins in a folk-medicine plant could help us see inside cells

Plants that glow under ultraviolet (UV) light aren't only a figment of science fiction TV and movies. Roots of a traditional medicine plant called...

Professor unearths the ancient fossil plant history of Burnaby Mountain

New research led by a paleobotanist provides clues about what plants existed in the Burnaby Mountain area (British Columbia, Canada) 40 million years ago...

Professor unearths the ancient fossil plant history of Burnaby Mountain

New research led by a paleobotanist provides clues about what plants existed in the Burnaby Mountain area (British Columbia, Canada) 40 million years ago...

The hidden culprit behind nitrogen dioxide emissions

A research team assesses neighborhood-scale NO2 exposure using a European satellite. High-rise apartment complexes are a significant source of emissions that should be considered...

British flower study reveals surprise about plants’ sex life

A study of Britain's native flowering plants has led to new insights into the mysterious process that allows wild plants to breed across species...

Stopping storms from creating dangerous urban geysers

Researchers develop a computational model of stormwater piping to study storm geysers. They used this model to understand why storm geysers form, what conditions...

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