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Wednesday 06 May, 2015

Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output

Tweaking the biological clock of plants could make global food shortages a thing of the past.  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, August 8th, 2011

UV light good for veggies

Intense ultraviolet (UV) light might be bad for your skin, but it works wonders for vegetables by  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Plant develops echo to attract bats

A rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves which develop echoes to attract bats for pollination,  More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 25th, 2011

Biological switch underlies memory of winter in plants

An organism is able to create a memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature, with the help of a biological switch  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Trees don”t forget their roots just like humans

A study has found that trees are just like humans when it comes to responding to the environment  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer

An extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas acts as a strong painkiller and may function in a different  More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 11th, 2011

Plant hormone could boost crop output

In an important breakthrough, biologists have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Here’s what reduces vase life of cut flowers

A new study has pinpointed reasons for the short vase life-span of cut flowers — that refers to flowers or flower buds (often with some stem and leaf) that have been cut from the plant bearing it  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Succulent plants emerged after Earth cooled, dried up

A team of biologists have determined that cacti, succulent plants and tropical grasses emerged as the Earth cooled, increased in aridity, and had lower atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, say scientists

About 760 thunderstorms hit the Earth every hour, scientists have calculated  More...