The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow were inherited millions of years ago from ancient algae, finds a new study from Duke University.
Microwave ovens, penicillin and Velcro are examples of scientific discoveries made by accident. Now, Cornell researchers announce another accidental discovery: When a green fluorescent protein (GFP) is exposed to specific ...
Rice University has been awarded a $1 million grant by the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop gas-releasing microbial sensors for the study of soil and marine life.
The results of stormwater practice demonstrations at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas demonstrate the potential benefits for using such practices in urban areas statewide, an expert said.
Study shows orange carotenoid protein shifts more than just color for cyanobacterial photoprotection
Overexposure to sunlight, which is damaging to natural photosynthetic systems of green plants and cyanobacteria, is also expected to be damaging to artificial photosynthetic systems. Nature has solved the problem through ...
Convincing people to buy into green, renewable energy plans could be as simple as making it their default option, suggests a new study co-authored by a Stanford behavioral economist.
Putting more green space around an elementary school may help students develop some mental abilities, a study suggests.
Climatologists call it the "urban heat island" effect—when a heatwave transforms a city into a furnace where citizens swelter, suffer or even die.
City workers, city dwellers and city tourists consider green roofs the lush, enchanted gardens that bring the inspiration of nature into an urban setting. A new book includes research out of the University of Cincinnati that ...
A diverse group of researchers has teamed up to develop a therapeutic treatment for citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that threatens the future of the U.S. citrus industry.