Trees and shrubs in cold-weather climates rely on certain signals, such as temperature and light, to know when to leaf out and bloom. Climate change is scrambling those signals.
yesterday • ~9 min
Data scientists analyzed camera trap photos from 15 tropical rainforests to uncover a previously unknown relationship between the biodiversity of mammals and forests.
yesterday • ~7 min
New research identifies nearly 300 species of microorganisms that grow together with common Asian vegetables.
March 3, 2021 • ~5 min
Engineered plant nanosensors and portable Raman spectroscopy will help enable sustainable practices in traditional and urban agriculture.
March 1, 2021 • ~9 min
Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn't accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here's what did.
March 1, 2021 • ~6 min
A new mathematical model describes the effects of severe storms on kelp forest ecosystems, particularly the seafloor communities.
Feb. 23, 2021 • ~9 min
COVID-19 kept many scientists from doing field research in 2020, which means that important records will have data gaps. But volunteers are helping to plug some of those holes.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~10 min
Until now, no one had properly tested Darwin's hypothesis on the link between cleistogamy and bilateral symmetry in flowers.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~6 min
Glaciers support a unique community of plants, many of which are found nowhere else.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~6 min
Plant scientists hope to avoid a repeat of the GM foods debate from two decades ago.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~6 min