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07-26-2021
History of Okinawan mandarin revealed
Fruits from the Mandarin family are popular throughout the world. In Japan, the shiikuwasha and the tachibana are two culturally important varieties, yet the history of these and other mandarin fruits has been a long-standing mystery.  Now, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have analyzed 69 genomes of the east Asian mandarins. The experts compared the east Asian varieties to those in mainland Asia, revealing an interesting history.  Wild mandarin diversity originated in southern China, and most domestic varieties have their...
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08-24-2017
Meet the plant that can smell its attacker approaching
Researchers have discovered that the tall goldenrod plant can protect...
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08-24-2017
Cyborg bacteria can now generate artificial photosynthesis
Scientists from Harvard University have created a cyborg bacteria that...
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08-23-2017
Scientists transform plant waste into building material
Lignin is plant waste residue that becomes a waste product...
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08-22-2017
Lemons were a symbol of wealth in Rome, originally came from Asia
Researchers have tracked the origin of citrus fruits and examined...
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08-21-2017
The previously-unknown secret powers of avocado seed husks
The avocado is having a moment. The beloved fruit is...
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08-17-2017
Global forest project aims to offset Trump emissions
A group of long-term climate campaigners in New Zealand has...
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08-17-2017
New species of flower discovered in 100 million year-old amber
The Cretaceous period, the one with all the dinosaurs, was...
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08-16-2017
Tropical trees are a valuable weapon against climate change
New research has revealed that tropical trees continue to accumulate...
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08-09-2017
Recovering from drought takes time, some damage permanent
According to new research, the length of time it takes...
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08-02-2017
The first flower on Earth may have looked like this
When the first flowers appeared on Earth over 140 million...
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07-28-2017
Could broccoli be a secret cure for melanoma?
Scientists are working on a new treatment that drastically impacts...
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07-27-2017
The world’s first blue chrysanthemums created in Japan
Japanese scientists have created the world's first blue chrysanthemums. After...
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