Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon – ScienceDaily

Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a milestone in lunar and space exploration. In a new paper published in the journal Communications Biology, University of Florida researchers showed that plants can successfully sprout and grow in lunar soil. Their study also investigated how plants respond biologically … Read more

Disease-resistant pigs and oily plants – why UK scientists seek to alter food genes | GM

On 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson stood outside 10 Downing Street and delivered his first speech as prime minister. Among the many pledges he made was a promise that he was going “to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti-genetic modification rules”. Such a move would allow the nation to “develop the blight-resistant crops … Read more

A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the moon – News

Scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon, a first in human history and a milestone in lunar and space exploration. In a new paper published in the journal “Communications Biology,” University of Florida researchers showed that plants can successfully sprout and grow in lunar soil. Their study also investigated how plants respond biologically … Read more

Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil – A First in Human History

Stock photo illustrating a plant growing on the moon. Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a watershed moment in lunar and space exploration. In a new research paper published in the journal Communications Biology on May 12, 2022,[{” attribute=””>University of Florida scientists showed that plants can … Read more

Removing ‘climber’ plants doubles tree growth – and more

Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts. 1. Keeping “climbers” out of forests can help promote tree growth. When logging or storms disturb forests, they can regenerate on their own – but not without competition. Fast-growing, invasive climbing plants, such as lianas or rattan, proliferate … Read more

Crucial Tool for Managing Global Warming Allows Scientists To Measure Carbon Without Disturbing Plants

Soil imaging with neutrons can give a quick, detailed look at the amount and distribution of carbon (and certain other important elements) in soil without disturbing the soil or plant roots. Credit: Berkeley Lab Scientists develop a new way to take a census of carbon in the ground under our feet – a crucial tool … Read more

Scientists demonstrate that some tropical plants have potential to remove toxic heavy metals from the soil – ScienceDaily

A team of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Singapore’s National Parks Board (NParks), has demonstrated that some plant species could help remove toxic heavy metals and metalloids from contaminated soil. Phytoremediation is the use of plants to extract and store contaminants from soil. As a first step to determine if candidate … Read more

Biologist has a plan to help the pivotal pollinators in the Pacific Northwest

Newswise – On a brilliant, balmy, late winter’s afternoon, entomologist Lauren Ponisio walks along a ridge above the McKenzie River, through a landscape transformed by fire from a forest of Douglas fir into a blackened moonscape. She stops to inspect the remnants of a slash pile strewn with blackened stumps and snags. White flags mark … Read more