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11-30-2022
Plants reprogram their cells to fight pathogens
During war, factories often retool to support the needs of the combatants. For instance, assembly lines change course from producing car parts to machine guns, or from building washing machines to aircraft engines. According to a new study led by Duke University, plants are capable of shifting from peacetime to wartime production too. Plants are frequently under attack from viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Each year, over 15 percent of crop yields are lost to bacterial and fungal diseases, costing the global economy about $220 billion. However,...
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10-21-2022
Desert flower diversity is driven by pollinators
Although the Atacama desert, which stretches for 1,600 kilometers along...
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10-19-2022
Forest canopy leaves are losing their cooling ability
In contrast to prevailing theories claiming that canopy leaves can...
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10-19-2022
Saving old trees can help save the world
Trees are living habitats that shelter animals, support interconnected systems...
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10-19-2022
Plants use their roots to sense manganese deficiency
All living organisms need the element manganese as an essential...
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10-18-2022
Why did mushrooms evolve psychedelic properties?
Psychedelic compounds found in “magic mushrooms” are increasingly being recognized...
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10-16-2022
Wildlife populations have declined dramatically in recent years
According to a recently released assessment by the World Wildlife...
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10-15-2022
"Plant blindness" is caused by urbanization
According to a recent study led by the University of...
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10-14-2022
Does the Mediterranean diet lower dementia risk?
Research has shown that a healthy diet may reduce risk...
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10-14-2022
Climate change is testing the resilience of wheat yields
According to a new study published in the journal Earth...
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10-13-2022
Ecosystems classified for the first time across the entire planet
A research team led by UNSW Sydney, in collaboration with...
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10-12-2022
Loss of fruit-eating animals will endanger the Atlantic Forest
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most diverse natural...
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10-12-2022
U.S. Endangered Species Act may be too little, too late
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the...
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