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Scaring grasshoppers could hit the whole of ecosystem


June 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Grasshoppers, stressed by the fear of an attack by spiders, could harm our ecosystem dearly by consuming a greater quantity of carbohydrate-rich plants, similar to what ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Man-made noise stunts plant growth


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Noise from cars, machines and other forms of human activity could affect the growth of wild flowers, trees and animals nearby, say scientists.Such noise may be ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ants, termites have positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): A new research has revealed that ants and termites have a significant positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture."Our studies on ants and termites in soil showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ants, termites can boost wheat yields


March 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Allowing ants and termites to flourish on farmlands can boost wheat yields by more than a third, a finding that has a direct bearing on food ... Read more...

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gives a performance for plants


March 24th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has given a performance to a rare audience - plants.The performance was on the request of a shopping channel to test the hypothesis ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra helps science by playing to plants


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for once had a deathly audience, reason being they were performing for plants, with the sole purpose of helping science prove a theory.The 33-member ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Psychedelic’ maize may boost crop and bio-fuel yields


June 8th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have identified new genes in maize, which promote carbohydrate export from leaves. These genes could increase crop yields and the amount of bio-fuel that can be derived ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Structure of nature’s ‘light switch’ deciphered


June 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Scientists have deciphered the structure of a molecular 'switch' much like the one plants use to sense light.According to researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Spooky’ technique exhumes graves long lost


April 17th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Canadian scientists are using hyperspectral imaging, a technique that detects minor changes in light from plants and soil caused by a decomposing body, to find unmarked animal graves.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nitrogen needs to be taken into account when forecasting climate change


January 5th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): New study has indicated that scientists need to worry about one more element when it comes to forecasting climate change, that is, nitrogen.Humanity's carbon-belching habit is a feast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plants can respond to the past


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the University of Michigan, US, have found that plants can respond to the past.Emily Farrer, Deborah Goldberg, and Aaron King modeled four ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elevated CO2 levels may mitigate losses of biodiversity from nitrogen pollution


December 4th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): A new study by scientists has determined that elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels may mitigate losses of biodiversity from nitrogen pollution.The study involved a 10-year open-air outdoor experiment ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some plants can recognize their ‘relatives’ from ’strangers’


November 12th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): A new study has determined that some plants can recognize their 'relatives' from 'strangers', in order to shift resources for growth.Ph.D. candidate Guillermo Murphy and Dr. Susan Dudley ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny carbon nanotubes could help boost plant growth


October 22nd, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in Arkansas, US, have found that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could have beneficial effects in agriculture, boosting plant growth.Their study found that tomato ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanotubes can boost plant growth


October 5th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 5 (ANI): If the results of a new research are anything to go by, carbon nanotubes are able fertilizers that can boost germination in plants.According to a report in New ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Natural compounds may help treat cancer


September 7th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Natural food compounds, previously studied for their ability to prevent cancer, may play a more potent role in treating it, says a new study. Conducted by the Linus Pauling ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New algorithm explores future changes in plant populations


August 23rd, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has developed an algorithm that may be used to predict the future changes in plant populations.The algorithm has been developed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australian forests best in the world at locking up carbon


June 17th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 17 (ANI): A new study has found that mountain ash forests in Australia are the best in the world at locking up carbon.According to a report by ABC News, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient ceremonial complex in England 1,000 yrs older than Stonehenge


June 16th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Scientists, by spotting strange crop circle-like formations from the air, have discovered a huge prehistoric ceremonial complex in southern England, which dating back to 6,000 years, is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA images reveal changes in Earth’s plant growth over past 11 yrs


June 14th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A new series of NASA images has illustrated how Earth's plant growth has changed over the past 11 years.The images, which are part of the series, "World ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alterations in bird songs linked to habitat change


June 13th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): An American study has found a link between alterations in bird songs and the rapid change in the surrounding habitat.Elizabeth Derryberry, a behavioural ecologist and post-doctoral researcher at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Greening Arctic unlikely to offset permafrost carbon release


May 28th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that even tundra plant growth in the Arctic would be unable to offset the permafrost carbon release in the region.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change may supercharge plant growth


February 25th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
According to a report in Discovery News, the research indicated that as deeply frozen winters give way to more cycles of freezing and thawing, certain plants will become more productive.This is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top ten evolution articles in 2008


December 29th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): New Scientist has made a list of the top ten evolution articles that it presented in the year 2008. So, the top 10 articles on evolution in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How plants grow in a spurt during the night


September 16th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the genes that control the phenomenon of plants growing in a spurt during the night. These rhythmic growth spurts, and the ability of plants to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Oil seed rape could help clean up contaminated soils


September 10th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): Scientists have determined that oil seed rape grown for biofuel in Ireland could help clean up contaminated soils.Using plants to help clean up heavily polluted soils has ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Saharan dust storms sustain life in Atlantic Ocean


July 21st, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Saharan dust storms help sustain life over large regions of the North Atlantic Ocean, according to a latest study. Liverpool University researchers found that plants are able to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Saharan dust storms help sustain life in North Atlantic Ocean


July 19th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): A new research carried out by scientists at the University of Liverpool in the UK, has found how Saharan dust storms help sustain life over extensive regions ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Blocking sun by placing mirrors in the sky not a feasible warming solution


July 8th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has determined that a proposal to reverse climate change by placing mirrors in the sky to reflect sunlight away from Earth would not be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increased caribou mortality in Greenland attributed to global warming


May 2nd, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study by biologists has attributed the decline of Caribou calves in West Greenland to global warming.The study was conducted by Eric Post, a Penn State ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Biodiversity significantly enhances ecosystem’s productivity


April 25th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 25 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists at the Brown University , has shown that more plant diversity notably enhances an ecosystem's productivity.The scientists, who conducted the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Salt-tolerant gene may revolutionise farming


April 8th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by admin
New York, April 8 (IANS) The secret of why a plant withers or thrives in salty condition has been found in the cellular mechanism of arabidopsis, a plant species, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Newly defined biochemical pathway in plants could mean better biofuel sources


March 9th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Researchers from Purdue University in US have defined a new biochemical pathway in plants which could mean better biofuel sources in the future. According to researchers, the newly defined ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India might benefit from excess nitrogen that boosts plant growth


February 7th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study by ecologists has determined that excess nitrogen in tropical forests boosts plant growth by an average of 20 percent, with the most dramatic increases happening ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even low levels of nitrogen pollution has drastic environmental effects


February 7th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has indicated that lower, chronic levels of nitrogen pollution has much more substantial long-term effects on the atmosphere than previously believed.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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