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Using advanced remote sensing techniques can help the early detection of oak tree decline and control many other forest diseases worldwide, indicates new research from Swansea University. The research, published in Remote Sensing of Environment,...

source: From Swansea University

Crew members on the International Space Station have kicked off an experiment to grow Hatch chile pepper seeds aboard the orbiting laboratory. If successful, it'll be the first time astronauts cultivated peppers on the station from seeds to maturity. While astronauts have...

source: From The Hill

The University of Nebraska at Kearney greenhouse is much more than a place to raise plants. It's also a space for students to learn and grow and where faculty facilitate research. UNK junior Macy Hill, a biology major from McCook, has been working in the greenhouse since...

source: From the University of Nebraska Kearney

Splayed obscenely on the forest floor, it looks like an alien delicacy, an exotic organ meat harvested from some extraterrestrial beast and left to rot in the wake of an intergalactic debauch. With massive, fleshy petals — the entire flower may be 3 feet across —...

source: From Discover

While most of the attention during the July 11 launch of Virgin Galactic's Unity spaceship was on billionaire company founder Richard Branson, University of Florida researchers Anna-Lisa Paul and Rob Ferl were focused on some other passengers — three small tubes of...

source: From the University of Florida

Plants are DNA hoarders. Adhering to the maxim of never throwing anything out that might be useful later, they often duplicate their entire genome and hang on to the added genetic baggage. All those extra genes are then free...

source: From the Florida Museum of Natural History


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