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India’s vegetable farmers hit with ‘pollination crisis’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Reduced vegetable production in India is an outcome of decline in the pollinating insects and it may limit people's access to nutritional diet, scientists have warned.Indian researchers said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

50 mn-year-old sunflower evokes memories of Van Gogh painting


September 24th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) The bold strokes and colours vividly remind one of Vincent van Gogh's renowned sunflower paintings. The similarity is no accident, for this ancient masterpiece, going back 50 million years, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Desirable daisies deceive male flies with sex offer


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have found that a South African daisy offers promises of sex to deceive male insects into spreading more of its pollen.Many flowers produce nectar to entice pollinating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honeybees may have evolved to be ‘cleverer’ in the morning


August 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 08 (ANI): A new study has found that honeybees are cleverer in the morning.The study found that the earliest rising bees catch the best flower and ultimately the best meal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unlock mystery of daisy spots on petals


December 19th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Some flowers have their own way of attracting pollinating insects, with dark spots on their petals that mimic the pollinator, according to research. "The spots on the flowers mimic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Israeli researchers genetically enhance smell of flowers


October 8th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered how to not only boost the natural smell of flowers by up to 10 fold but also transfer ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Air pollution destroying flowers fragrance


April 11th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Virginia have shown that air pollution from power plants and automobiles is wiping out the fragrance of flowers and thus hampering the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Flowers don’t smell as sweet in polluted air


April 11th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (IANS) A rose smells as sweet by any other name but not in any other air, especially polluted air. A new study has found flowers are fast losing their ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Air pollution destroying flowers’ natural fragrance


March 28th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Trying to woo a woman with a sweet-smelling bouquet of blooms flowers may not work any more, for flowers are fast losing their scent due to air ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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