How to grow plants on the moon

What do you need to make your garden grow? As well as plenty of sunshine alternating with gentle showers of rain—and busy bees and butterflies to pollinate the plants—you need good, rich soil to provide essential minerals. ...

Hydroponic native plants to detox PFAS-contaminated water

They're the non-stick on Teflon cookware, the stain resistance in Scotchgard, and the suppression factor in firefighting foam, but while the staying power of PFAS chemicals was once revered, it's now infamous as PFAS substances ...

Sensor detects toxins in drinking water sources

University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a sensor that detects toxins from algal blooms that taint surface water such as rivers, lakes and streams. Early detection of these toxins can aid water treatment plants ...

Two branches of plant immune response closely linked

Like animals, plants need to be on a constant lookout to recognize and respond to invasion by microbes. Plant immunity consists of two branches—the initial defense begins with the detection of invaders by receptors at the ...

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