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

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

How a soil microbe could rev up artificial photosynthesis – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Plants rely on a process called carbon fixation – turning carbon dioxide from the air into carbon-rich biomolecules – for their very existence. That’s the whole point of photosynthesis, and a cornerstone of the vast interlocking system that cycles carbon through plants, animals, microbes and the atmosphere to sustain life on Earth. Credit: H. DeMirci … Read more

Canopy Soil Is an Exciting Frontier in Forest Science

The Hall of Mossesa looped hiking trail in Washington State’s Hoh Rain Forest, is known for a kind of otherworldly lusciousness. Vibrant ferns line misty paths. The roots of centuries-old trees tangle around each other, forming miniature mazes. Most spectacularly, soft moss coats the towering Sitka spruce trees, drooping in fringed curtains from the branches. … 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

Soil Scientists Dig Deep to Understand the ‘Skin of the Earth’

Stephan Mantel was on a quest. As he disembarked from the third flight since leaving Amsterdam, the tropical heat enveloped him. He had arrived in Putussibau, in the heart of Borneo, Asia’s largest island. A local guide and two hired helpers joined him for an hour-long journey along the tributaries of the Kapuas River. Their … Read more

South Africa: Rocks On Her Mind, Soil On Her Hands – Inspirational Graduand Rabia Jacobs

At registration in the first year, Rabia Jacobs faced a dilemma. The University of Cape Town (UCT) student hadn’t realized she needed two majors. Scanning the possibilities, geology seemed the best fit with environmental and geographic science. That choice, made on the fly, created the bedrock for geology postgraduate studies that the graduand hopes will … Read more