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01-27-2023
Plants in the mint family may help produce new medicines
Plants in the mint family are rich in chemical molecules that give distinctive scents and flavors to their leaves. The mint family (Lamiaceae) is the sixth largest family of flowering plants and includes many familiar species, apart from mint itself, such as basil, rosemary, peppermint, lavender, sage and coleus. The aromatic and flavorful compounds produced by these plants function to attract pollinators and to deter herbivores, and they have been essential in driving the diversification of this large group of plants. Researchers from Michigan State University have...
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02-15-2018
More species of wild bees means more crops for humans
Researchers at Rutgers University have confirmed a link between increased...
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02-13-2018
How plants protect themselves from heat stress
Heat stress can have a devastating effect on plant growth...
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02-13-2018
Marijuana is much less damaging to the brain than alcohol
Experts at the University of Colorado Boulder are reporting that...
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02-12-2018
These crops will confuse global warming with change of season
Researchers at the John Innes Centre in England set out...
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02-12-2018
Florida’s citrus trees struggle to recover from disaster, disease
Just as the citrus industry in Florida was expected to...
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02-10-2018
Marijuana could actually help battle the opioid crisis
The opioid epidemic in America has reached a new high,...
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02-10-2018
Cacti, birds, and life in the Sonoran Desert
Saguaros are big… very big for cacti.  That’s one of...
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02-09-2018
Organic plant-based diets are also beneficial to the environment
A recent investigation into the environmental impact of different diets...
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02-09-2018
Ozone depletion contributed to Earth’s largest extinction event
When pine trees are exposed to extreme levels of ultraviolet...
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02-07-2018
Scientists find chemical that boosts plant growth and crop yields
Researchers have identified a chemical that is capable of reversing...
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02-07-2018
Venus flytraps don’t kill their pollinator insects
A study from North Carolina State University has revealed for...
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02-06-2018
Sea ice algae grow in the darkest areas ever recorded
Experts from Aarhus University have discovered that small algae residing...
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