Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Ordinary potted house plants can potentially make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes and offices, according to new research.

Genetics of the tree of life

Baobab trees can live for more than a thousand years and provide food, livestock fodder, medicinal compounds, and raw materials. Scientists counted the significant...

Plants as protein factories: Antioxidant boosts the yield of valuable biologics

A research team finds that spraying leaves with vitamin C prevents cell death and enhances production of high-value pharmaceutical proteins in plants.

A new species of rare phylum Loricifera discovered in the deep-sea surrounding Japan

The Loricifera is a microscopic, sediment-dwelling marine invertebrate, with a head covered in over 200 spines and an abdomen with a protective shell -...

Scientist details the indirect effects of an invasive species in guam

An Iowa State University scientist outlined in recently published research how an invasive species of snake is affecting the regeneration of trees on the...

The Lush Spring Prize celebrates social and environmental regeneration

The £200,00 prize fund, jointly held by Lush Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer, redefines what environmental and social responsibility should look like.

Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

Mallards are among the most abundant and widespread duck species in the world, yet little attention has been paid to date to their role...

Portable DNA device can detect tree pests in under two hours

A new rapid DNA detection method can identify forest pests and pathogens like Asian gypsy moths and white pine blister rust in less than...

Oldest completely preserved lily discovered

Botanists have discovered the oldest, completely preserved lily in a research collection: Cratolirion bognerianum was found in calcareous sediments of a former freshwater lake...

Does eclipse equal night in plant life?

As the Aug. 21 eclipse approached, researchers prepared to understand plants' response to light and temperature. The varied results have left the researchers with...

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