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Study sheds light on phylogenomics and tree of life of flowering plants

Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the largest, most diversified, and most successful major lineage of green plants, with ~330,000 known species. In the past decade, the accelerated development of high-throughput sequencing technology has provided a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 5th, 2022

Study examines how reflecting on your values before opening your mouth makes for happier relationships

Ever found yourself angry at a situation and in desperate need to tell the world about it by ranting to anyone who'll listen? Maybe it's time to pause; inhale and reflect on what values you hold dear......»»

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Scientists examine geological processes of Monad Regio on Neptune"s largest moon, Triton

In a recent study published in the journal Icarus, a team of researchers at the International Research School of Planetary Science (IRSPS) located at the D'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara in Italy conducted a geological analysis of a region on.....»»

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Study shows that eggshells of large, flightless birds evolved along different tracks

Molecular analysis of the eggshell structure of large flightless birds such as ostriches and emus provides new insights into how they evolved......»»

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More than half of cocoa from the world"s largest producer cannot be traced to its origin

Published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, a new study investigates the transparency and traceability of cocoa supply chains in Côte d'Ivoire, the world's largest cocoa producer. The results show that less than 45% of cocoa from.....»»

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The secret to fundraising: Allow donors to choose how their money is spent

Researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Universite Libre de Bruxelles have published a new study that documents effective yet inexpensive strategies to make fundraising campaigns more effective......»»

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With rapidly increasing heat and drought, can plants adapt?

At a time when climate change is making many areas of the planet hotter and drier, it's sobering to think that deserts are relatively new biomes that have grown considerably over the past 30 million years. Widespread arid regions, like the deserts th.....»»

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Copying nature to help plants resist viruses

For thousands of years, crops have been shaped by domestication processes. Farmers cross-breed and select new varieties, adapted to constantly changing environments. Although efficient, this process is time consuming. Moreover, the desired trait must.....»»

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Almost all of Africa"s maize crop is at risk from devastating fall armyworm pest, study reveals

Almost all of Africa's maize crop is at risk from the devastating fall armyworm pest (Spodoptera frugiperda) according to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Insect Science......»»

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Recreating the natural light-harvesting nanorings in photosynthetic bacteria

Nearly all the chemical energy available to Earth's lifeforms can be traced back to the sun. This is because light-harvesting (LH) supramolecules (two or more molecules held together by intermolecular forces) enable plants and some types of bacteria.....»»

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Genetic engineering sheds light on ancient evolutionary questions

Cyanobacteria are single-celled organisms that derive energy from light, using photosynthesis to convert atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and liquid water (H2O) into breathable oxygen and the carbon-based molecules like proteins that make up their ce.....»»

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Storing carbon dioxide underground may be a safe solution to mitigate climate change, according to new study

A study led by the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) and the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA CSIC-UIB), both belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has shown that injecting billi.....»»

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Silver nanoparticles show promise in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

In a new study, scientists with the University of Florida have found that a combination of silver nanoparticles and antibiotics is effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria......»»

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Scientists probe the source of stochastic occurrence of super-knock in engines running on hydrogen/methane fuels

In a study published in Combustion and Flame, researchers investigated the impact of non-thermal reaction chemistry on the propagation of combustion fronts for a H2-CH4 fuel mixture burning in air within a bounded domain, representing an idealized en.....»»

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How to tell if your cats are playing or fighting—and whether it’s a problem

Reciprocity is the key. And occasional squabbles don't mean your cats hate each other. Enlarge / Kittens engage more frequently in reciprocal wrestling ("play-fighting") compared to adult cats, a new study found. (credit: Getty I.....»»

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Valentine"s Day gift ideas for the tech lover in your life

Valentine's Day is upon us, and instead of busting out the usual roses and chocolates sort of thing, consider spoiling your tech lover with gifts that won't see the bottom of the wastebasket in two days' time.Valentine's Day gift ideas for your sweet.....»»

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Climate change may cut US forest inventory by a fifth this century

A study led by a North Carolina State University researcher found that under more severe climate warming scenarios, the inventory of trees used for timber in the continental United States could decline by as much as 23% by 2100. The largest inventory.....»»

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Understanding plants can boost wildland-fire modeling in an uncertain future

A new conceptual framework for incorporating the way plants use carbon and water, or plant dynamics, into fine-scale computer models of wildland fire provides a critical first step toward improved global fire forecasting......»»

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Researchers complete first real-world study of Martian helicopter dust dynamics

Mars is a dusty planet. From tiny dust devils to vast storms that shroud the planet, dust is a constant challenge for research missions. That was especially true for Ingenuity, the rotorcraft that since February 2021 has been exploring Mars alongside.....»»

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Creating "ghostly mirrors" for high-power lasers

Laser-driven 'mirrors' capable of reflecting or manipulating light have been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde......»»

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Scientists are trying to resurrect the dodo centuries after the bird famously went extinct

The list of extinct species that genetic engineering company Colossal wants to bring back to life is growing. The latest addition: the dodo......»»

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