Plants use sixth sense for growth on space station
Plants use sixth sense for growth on space station

Research aboard the space station may illuminate the mystery of a plant's "sixth sense", literally turning plant gravity-sensing research on its head.

New light shed on flowers' 'petal-dropping' processes
New light shed on flowers' 'petal-dropping' processes

A new study has shed new light on the process, known as abscission, that governs how and when plants shed their petals.

Brazil disconnects nuclear power plant

One of Brazil's two nuclear reactors has been disconnected because of a flaw in a condenser that cools the steam used by the plant's electric power generator.

Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes

 Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a new study has found.

Plant extract can help smokers quit

A plant extract commonly used in eastern Europe to help smokers kick the habit, appears to work much better than nicotine replacement patches and gums, scientists say.

How plant history shapes global change responses

A new study shows that just as our family histories dictate what we look like and how we act, plant evolutionary history shapes community responses to interacting agents of global change.

'Food crops' to be grown in space
'Food crops' to be grown in space

A new EU-funded research project is set to attempt to grow food in space, which may lead to crops being cultivated on the Moon and Mars.

Highest altitude Ice Age settlement discovered
Highest altitude Ice Age settlement discovered

The highest altitude Ice Age human occupation anywhere in the world - nearly 4,500 metres above sea level (masl) - has now been documented in the Peruvian Andes.

Soon, fuel from waste of 'whisky-making' to be reality

Researchers have been working to turn the waste from whisky-making into fuel and ultimately planning to make it a commercial reality, it has been reported.

Lavender to be classified as 'skin sensitiser'

In view of reports that products made with lavender oil can cause allergic reactions for some people, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said it will classify the oil as a 'skin sensitiser'.

India nuke enrichment plant expansion operational in 2015: IHS

India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defence research group said on Friday, raising the stakes in an arms race with China and Pakistan.

NDMC waste-to-energy plant supplying power to 8,000 households

As the residents in the national capital grapple with an acute power crisis, the New Delhi Municipal Council is doing its bit to ease the situation by daily contributing 16MW of electricity generated from solid waste to 8,000 households in the city.

`Paleo` diet may not be so good at suppressing appetite

A new research suggests that the trendy "paleo" diet a plant-based diet inspired by the idea that human ancestors mainly consumed roughage may not be so good at suppressing appetite.

Plant immune system provides resistance against diseases: Study

lant immune system provides resistance against common plant diseases, according to a new study.

Satellite technology to measure plant energy activity

In what could provide an improved tool to evaluate the productivity of the breadbaskets of the world - such as the Indo-Gangetic plain, scientists have for the first time made use of satellite technology to measure photosynthetic activity as it occurs around the planet.

Volcanoes helped plant, animal species survive ice ages

Researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages.

Centre asks states to adopt `Muzaffarpur model` of plantation

The Muzaffarpur road side plantation has helped bring in changes in the lives of the people including handicapped, old poor women and widows.

Now, tweet to help a plant grow

It is often said that talking to plants helps them grow, and now a museum in Colorado is putting that popular idea to test with a technological twist.

Pakistan breaks India`s world record of planting saplings

Pakistan has broken India`s world record of planting the highest number of saplings in a single day by planting 700,000 saplings at Kharochan in the coastal area in the Sindh province on Saturday.

DB Power gets `Maoist` letter threatening to blow up plant

DB Power plant owned by Dainik Bhaskar Group, in Chhattisgarh`s Janjgir Champa district has received a letter purportedly written by Maoists threatening to blow up the plant.