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Drought hormones measured

Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future. As such, it is crucial for scientists to learn more about how these extreme events affect plants in ...

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How plants become zombies

(Phys.org) —Forget popular video game Plants Vs. Zombies, some plants are zombies and scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites turn them into the living dead.

Combating GMO 'fear-mongering' at America's Monsanto

At a laboratory at its headquarters in the US heartland, a Monsanto scientist demonstrates how genetic material is inserted into plants, a common procedure still viewed as a dark art in parts of the world.

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Filipino tests negative for Middle East virus

Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb

Airbnb rental site raises $450 mn

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

A homemade solar lamp for developing countries

Sugar responsible for shoot branching in plants

(Phys.org) —A University of Queensland study has overturned the long-held belief that plant hormones control the shape of plant growth, and shown instead that this process starts with sugar.

A new approach to detecting changes in GM foods

Does genetic manipulation causes unintended changes in food quality and composition? Are genetically modified (GM) foods less nutritious than their non-GM counterparts, or different in unknown ways?

Cosmologists weigh cosmic filaments and voids

Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis

China says massive area of its soil polluted

Let's put a sailboat on Titan

First peanut genome sequenced

The International Peanut Genome Initiative—a group of multinational crop geneticists who have been working in tandem for the last several years—has successfully sequenced the peanut's genome.

Analyzing living cells quickly and accurately

In order to investigate inflammation, tumors or stem cells, medical practitioners analyze living cells. Non-invasive optical procedures such as Raman spectroscopy accelerate this procedure. Researchers have ...

UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year

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