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Lemur's Reproduction Cycle Altered By Light Pollution
2014-07-03 03:31:00

Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. French scientists have shown that light pollution can override the natural reproductive cycle of some animals, making them sexually active out of season.

2014-06-17 12:49:48

Winter takes its toll on living things.

Lettuce That Could Sprout Year Round
2013-03-29 10:58:06

A team of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist, has identified a lettuce gene and related enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot weather — a discovery that could lead to lettuces that can sprout year-round, even at high temperatures.

2011-12-16 14:02:58

Although the temperate climates of central Europe provide plentiful food in summer, finding enough to eat is much more problematic in winter.

2011-12-12 17:47:24

Dormant seeds in the soil detect and respond to seasonal changes in soil temperature by changing their sensitivity to plant hormones.

Image 1 - What's Keeping Michaux's Sumac On The Critically Endangered List?
2011-10-12 04:17:57

It is one of the rarest shrubs in the southeastern United States, and for scientists trying to save it, the critically endangered Michaux's sumac (Rhus michauxii) is not cooperating.

2011-09-28 12:40:22

The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest’s winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests.

2011-01-26 14:18:14

It’s commonly known, at least among microbiologists, that microbes have an additional option to living or dying — dormancy.

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2011-01-11 23:37:33

A study yields a new model that can help managers calculate when plants will burst bud under different climate scenarios.


Word of the Day
friseur
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").
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