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A tiny new plant species reaffirms the "miraculous" survival of Western Ecuador"s ravished biodiversity

A new 2-inch-high plant species has been discovered on the western Andean slopes of Ecuador in an area where scientists once believed a rich diversity of native plants and animals had been totally destroyed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 11th, 2024

China, France launch satellite to better understand the universe

A French-Chinese satellite blasted off Saturday on a hunt for the mightiest explosions in the universe, in a notable example of cooperation between a Western power and the Asian giant......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

Protected areas can boost biodiversity and local economies

Protected areas, like nature reserves, can conserve biodiversity without harming local economic growth, countering a common belief that conservation restricts development. A new study outlines what is needed for conservation to benefit both nature an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

China, France to launch satellite to better understand the universe

A French-Chinese satellite will blast off Saturday on a hunt for the mightiest explosions in the universe, in a notable example of cooperation between a Western power and the Asian giant......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

Study dissects histochemical localization and biosynthesis molecular mechanisms of Bletilla striata polysaccharides

The dry pseudobulb of the plant Bletilla striata Rchb. f. (Orchidaceae), spelled BaiJi in Chinese as an important traditional Chinese medicine, has the effects of astringent hemostasis, detumescence, and promotion of muscle growth......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Unlocking broccoli"s genome: Key to enhanced health benefits

Broccoli is renowned for its health benefits, primarily due to its rich glucosinolate (GSL) content, which has anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties. Despite extensive studies on Brassica species, the genetic basis for GSL diversity remains un.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Many more bacteria produce greenhouse gases than previously thought, study finds

Caltech researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes that enable a myriad of bacteria to "breathe" nitrate when in low-oxygen conditions. While this is an evolutionary advantage for bacterial survival, the process produces the greenhouse gas ni.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Exploring the roots of the Anthropocene

Understanding how tropical land use and deforestation affects the dynamics of the global Earth system and identifying potential tipping points are key to the future of our species on this planet. By exploring the long history of human societies in tr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

New AI-driven tool improves root image segmentation

In a world striving for sustainability, understanding the hidden half of a living plant—the roots—is crucial. Roots are not just an anchor; they are a dynamic interface between the plant and soil, critical for water uptake, nutrient absorption, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Finding the ecological balance while countering invasive species

In 2003, Anne Nielsen became the first doctoral student in the U.S. to study the brown marmorated stink bug, which was beginning its ascendancy as an invasive species notoriously damaging to crops......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Saving the woodrats: Zoo raises endangered species for wild release

Inside a hallway of the veterinary hospital at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, a popular new program plays 24/7 on a computer screen......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

China"s BYD says Mexico EV plant will employ 10,000 workers

The EV giant is in final negotiations for the location of the factory, with an official announcement expected in the coming months......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Simons Observatory begins measurements to probe Big Bang inflation

Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe was born in a blur of mystery. The new Simons Observatory in Chile's Atacama Desert may soon answer the great scientific question of what happened in that tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Insecticides contribute to drop in butterfly species across US MidWest: Study

Insecticide use is a major factor causing a decrease in the size and diversity of butterfly populations across the US Midwest, reports Braeden Van Deynze of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and colleagues in a study published June 20 in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Scotland"s capercaillie population offered extinction lifeline

Researchers might have solved the riddle of how to save one of Scotland's most iconic protected species from eating another......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Citizen scientists gather eDNA in water samples for global biodiversity census

Kara Andres, a postdoctoral fellow with the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis, collected samples of water from Simpson Lake, in Valley Park, Mo., as part of a coordinated global effort to use environmental DNA—genetic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Study uncovers genetic key to overcoming water stress in cucumbers

Waterlogged conditions, a consequence of heavy rainfall or inadequate drainage, disproportionately affect crops with delicate root systems like cucumbers. These conditions not only impede root respiration and plant development but also threaten agric.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

New species of Callicarpa discovered in Hunan, China

Callicarpa L. (Lamiaceae) consists of 140 species that are trees or shrubs, and there are about 53 species in China, mainly distributed south of the Yangtze River. Some plants of Callicarpa are used as traditional medicine in China. In addition, they.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Researchers reveal effects of climate change on above- and belowground biomass distribution on Tibetan plateau

Global warming has significantly altered plant growth patterns on the Tibetan Plateau (TP) over the past three decades. Plants adjust their growth trajectories in response to climate change, prioritizing leaf and stem growth or root extension to bett.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Unlocking the tea leaf"s secret: Decoding the amino acid blueprint of tea plant

Amino acids are vital for plant growth and significantly influence tea flavor and health benefits. Tea plants, particularly Camellia sinensis, exhibit unique amino acid profiles that contribute to their distinctive taste and nutritional value......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

First conclusive video evidence that a terrestrial leech species can jump

A new study presents video evidence that at least one species of terrestrial leech can jump, behavior that scientists have debated for more than a century. Researchers from the American Museum of Natural History, Fordham University, and City Universi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024