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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.