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Jail cell science

You never know where you might find some intrepid scientists trying to unlock some of nature's mysteries. Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni came up with an idea that brings science to a most unlikely place ...

Oct 18, 2010 not rated yet 0

Oxygen fuels the fires of time

Variations in the Earth's atmospheric oxygen levels are thought to be closely linked to the evolution of life, with strong feedbacks between uni- and multicellular life and oxygen. Over the past 400 million years the level ...

Aug 02, 2010 4.8 / 5 (14) 29 | with audio podcast

Fungi adapted to mines boost plant growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Repopulating the moon-like terrain around abandoned mines is slow, plodding work, but a new Indiana University Bloomington report in Applied Soil Ecology suggests symbiotic fungi specifically adapte ...

Jun 16, 2010 4 / 5 (3) 0

The past matters to plants

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's commonly known that plants interact with each other on an everyday basis: they shade each other out or take up nutrients from the soil before neighboring plants can get them. Now, researchers ...

Dec 21, 2009 4.8 / 5 (4) 0