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2012-02-28 11:47:38

The major difference between plant and animal cells is the photosynthetic process, which converts light energy into chemical energy.

2012-02-21 15:10:48

Atmospheric oxygen really took off on our planet about 2.4 billion years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event.

2012-02-16 18:14:40

The evolution of plants and animals generally has been thought to occur through the passing of genes from parent to offspring and genetic modifications that happen along the way.

Pacific Carbon Pump Speeds Up In Summer
2012-02-09 04:44:07

An international team of scientists led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa oceanographer David Karl has documented a regular, significant and unexpected increase in the amount of particulate matter exported to the deep sea in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.

2012-02-06 11:12:10

Plants leaves are sealed with a gas-tight wax layer to prevent water loss.

2012-02-03 12:18:11

Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is turning the term 'power plant' on its head.

2012-02-03 09:21:23

Researchers are turning to plants and solar power in the search for new sources of renewable and sustainable energy that can support the transition from rapidly depleting fossil fuels to a bio-based society.

2012-02-01 01:10:25

A team of researchers led by Michigan State University has discovered an overachieving plant enzyme that works both the day and night shifts.

2012-01-26 12:55:34

A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply, according to researchers.

2012-01-25 12:42:36

The upsurge in droughts is one of the main consequences of climate change, and affects crops in particular.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.