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The secret carbon decisions plants are making about our future

Plants make their own "hidden" judgments about how much carbon to release back into the atmosphere, according to new research from The University of Western Australia, a revelation with "deep consequences" for the use of plants as carbon reservoirs. Professor Harvey Millar of the University...

Unwinding the secrets of stress in plants could help feed the world during climate crisis

Royal Holloway researchers have discovered how natural responses to stress in plants modify the way DNA is wrapped up in the cell to help it withstand the adverse effects that climate change has on its growth. The study was published in BMC Biology. Scientists...

New research bites holes into theories about Megalodons

A new study leaves large tooth marks in previous conclusions. The conclusion about the body shape of the Megalodon. Megalodon is one of the largest sharks that ever lived.  The study makes use of a pioneering technique for analyzing sharks. Megalodons swam the Earth 15...

Red nectar shows promise as a natural colorant

There are only 70 plants that have secrete colored nectars. The colors lure in pollinators. This made scientists interested to search for natural colorant options. Scientists from University of Minnesota have sorted out how plants produced distinctive red nectar. The study has been published in...

How environment and genomes interact in plant development

Iowa State University scientists have harnessed data analytics to look "under the hood" of the mechanisms. This will determine how genetics and changing environmental conditions interact during crucial developmental stages of plants. The study has been published in the academic scientific journal New Phytologist. It has...

Scientists create sustainable material from waste

We need more sustainable materials to help our planet. Bio-derived materials are one option. But they must be economical in terms of usage. A better bio-based milk jug can be great. But milk sells for $20 per gallon. As the cost of the jug increases...