Posts Tagged ‘plants’

Missing DNA

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
plants, flowers, algae, dna, genome, plastid, chloroplasts, photosynthesis

Does missing DNA make a plant not a plant?

Healthy Ecosystem, Better Harvest

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
coffee, plants, kilimanjaro, biodiversity, ecosystem, services, value, shade

Biodiversity leads to a better harvest for coffee on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Drought hurting animals, plants

Friday, February 7th, 2014
drought, plants, animals, california, water, sustainability, weather

Migrations, eating habits and hibernations are thrown off by California’s drought.

Plant Mathematics

Monday, June 24th, 2013
plants, math

Just don’t expect our leafy friends to balance your checkbook for you…

Early Human Diets

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
humans, hominins, Zeray Alemseged, teeth, diet, australopithecus, afarensis, dikika, ancestors, plants, homo, anthropology

The old saying “You are what you eat” takes on new significance in the most comprehensive analysis to date of early human teeth from Africa.

Where’s the Junk?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
bladderwort, carnivorous, plants, genome, junk, DNA, ENCODE

Could an odd plant with a terrible name show us that “junk DNA” has value after all?

Extreme Weather & Climate

Monday, February 18th, 2013
drought, midwest, extreme, climate change, weather, texas, nemo, sandy, plants, animals, global warming

Can extreme weather events be linked to climate change? What about specific events like Sandy and the Midwestern drought?

A Plant-Filled Planet

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Moss_Garden,_Bloedel_Reserve

Plants shaped the surface of Earth, affecting the oceans and climate of our planet as they began to appear 470 million years ago.

Artificial Leaf

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Leavessnipedale

The latest technology in clean energy mimics photosynthesis in a very efficient way.

Bio-Inspiration from AAAS

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
blackbear

Termites and plants and bears, oh my! Here are some new bio-inspiring ideas and technology.

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