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Space gardening

Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

dateJun 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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A better dye job for roots—in plants

Once we start coloring our hair, we may be surprised to learn that we begin to have a problem in common with plant biologists: finding the right dye for our roots. In the case of the biologists, just the right chemical is ...

dateJun 01, 2017 in Biotechnology
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How thirsty roots go in search of water

Scientists from the University of Nottingham, England and Tohoku University, Japan have helped to solve a mystery that has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin - how plant roots sense water and change direction to find ...

dateMay 11, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Sweet compounds aid water retention in dry soil

Organic material added by plant roots and microbes provides nutritious candy for the soil. Literally. Released cellular sugar fortifies water and nutrient retention, and maintains the porous earth, according to new Cornell ...

dateMay 10, 2017 in Environment
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