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A global approach to monitoring biodiversity loss

In contrast to climate change, there is no coordinated global system in place for measuring and reporting on biodiversity change or loss. An international team of biologists is now addressing this gap.

dateJan 17, 2013 in Ecology
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Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

Tobacco plants bloom when they are just a few months old – and then they die. Now, researchers have located a genetic switch which can keep the plants young for years and which permits unbounded growth. ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Why study plants in space?

(Phys.org)—Why is NASA conducting plant research aboard the International Space Station? Because during future long-duration missions, life in space may depend on it. ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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