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Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, say scientists

About 760 thunderstorms hit the Earth every hour, scientists have calculated Continue reading “Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, say scientists” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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Horticultural interventions could bring kids closer to nature

Researchers in Finland think that horticultural interventions can bring children closer to nature Continue reading “Horticultural interventions could bring kids closer to nature” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Potential new way for plants to fend off pests – starvation

A potential new way for plants to fend off pests is starvation, revealed a study at Michigan State University Continue reading “Potential new way for plants to fend off pests – starvation” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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How plants fight diseases

Scientists have shed new light on how plants fight diseases caused by bacterial pathogens Continue reading “How plants fight diseases” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
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Seedless custard apples set to become next bananas

Custard apple, or cherimoya —‘the most delicious fruit known to man’ as Mark Twain called it — is all set Continue reading “Seedless custard apples set to become next bananas” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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Pine bark extract improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome

A new study has revealed that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, improves kidney Continue reading “Pine bark extract improves kidney function in patients More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
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2 new plants found in Spain

Biologists have discovered two new plants in Spain, further confirming the country’s privileged position as Continue reading “2 new plants found in Spain” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
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How tobacco plants could sniff out potential terrorists

It seems like even the luscious green flora at shopping malls and airports will be keeping a tab on Continue reading “How tobacco plants could sniff out potential terrorists” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
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Flowers produce chemicals to keep greedy bees at bay: Study

It is no secret that many flowering plants have evolved structures that prevent pollinators such as bees Continue reading “Flowers produce chemicals to keep greedy bees at bay: Study” »  More...

DUO1 expression in Arabidopsis roots. Image Credit: Image generated by Lynette Brownfield (University of Leicester)
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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Biologists discover ‘control centre’ for sperm production

Biologists at the University of Leicester have published results of a new study into the intricacies of sex in Continue reading “Biologists discover ‘control centre’ for sperm production” More...