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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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12-27-2022
Brown algae absorb half a billion tons of CO2 each year
Brown algae could remove up to half a billion tons...
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12-27-2022
Looking deep inside of flowers may reveal their hidden secrets
Flowers are complex, three-dimensional structures that thrill us with their...
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12-27-2022
Developing climate-smart agricultural practices
A multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of...
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12-26-2022
How does space radiation affect plants?
From food and water purification to oxygen production and CO2...
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12-25-2022
Mistletoe berries have surprising healing properties
Many centuries ago, ancient Celtic cultures believed that mistletoe was...
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12-20-2022
Some forests store more carbon than previously thought
A new study published in the journal Ecological Solutions and...
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12-18-2022
World Cup turfgrass may help make corn more resilient
Grass is an extremely resilient plant in general. But a...
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12-17-2022
Spotted lanternflies damage young maple trees
A new study led by Pennsylvania State University has found...
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12-15-2022
Iconic whitebark pine trees are endangered
The whitebark pine is one of the few trees that...
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12-13-2022
Apple waste can improve the intestinal health of chickens
Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that apple waste can...
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12-11-2022
Plants reprogram their cells to fight pathogens
During war, factories often retool to support the needs of...
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12-10-2022
Drinking black tea lowers mortality risk from all causes
People who drink black tea on a frequent basis may...
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