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11-22-2022
In tropical forests, lightning strikes the most resilient trees
Lightning may influence the composition of tropical forests, according to a new study led by Steve Yanoviak of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The results of the study suggest that the tropical trees which are most likely to be struck are also the most resilient to lightning strikes.  Over the course of several years, a team of lightning scientists and tropical field biologists analyzed the effects of lightning strikes on the Panama Canal forests of the Barro Colorado Nature Monument. The researchers estimate that lightning strikes tropical...
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03-24-2018
Practical ethnobotany: the many uses of local plants
I’ve always been fascinated by ethnobotany, although as a kid,...
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03-21-2018
Bananas could hold the secret to creamier, healthier ice cream
American dairies produced over 1.3 billion gallons of ice cream...
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03-20-2018
Pollution is stunting the scents of flowers
A new study has found that certain pollutants such as...
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03-19-2018
Heat wave kills seagrass resulting in major CO2 emissions
In 2010, an unprecedented marine heat wave in Western Australia...
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03-17-2018
Tea tree and lavender oils can disrupt your hormones
Essential oils are usually thought of as natural and safe...
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03-15-2018
How coffee and cannabis impact your brain and health
The caffeine in coffee is a mind- and mood-altering substance,...
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03-14-2018
Half of plant and animal species in diverse places face extinction risk
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are reporting that...
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03-13-2018
Plants are more intelligent than you may think
In sci-fi movies, aliens are often modelled after insects or...
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03-13-2018
Lack of water puts city trees at risk of multiple threats
Researchers from North Carolina State University are reporting that city...
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03-12-2018
Alarming rates of tree mortality found in the tropics
According to an international team of researchers, trees are dying...
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03-07-2018
A new strategy helps crops use less water more efficiently
The world’s population is continuously growing, and with it comes...
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03-05-2018
The real problem with GMO crops
Many people worry about their personal health when it comes...
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