Carnegie Institution for Science

Feeding the world by rewiring plant 'mouths'

Plants have tiny pores on their leaves called stomata—Greek for mouths—through which they take in carbon dioxide from the air and from which water evaporates. New work from the lab of Dominique Bergmann, honorary adjunct ...

dateJul 04, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Probing giant planets' dark hydrogen

Hydrogen is the most-abundant element in the universe. It's also the simplest—sporting only a single electron in each atom. But that simplicity is deceptive, because there is still so much we have to learn about hydrogen.

dateJun 23, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Volcanoes get quiet before they erupt!

When dormant volcanoes are about to erupt, they show some predictive characteristics—seismic activity beneath the volcano starts to increase, gas escapes through the vent, or the surrounding ground starts to deform. However, ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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