Over 300 plant species discovered in 2016: Botanical Survey of India

The Plant Discoveries 2016 - a compilation published by BSI on June 5 - reveals 206 species as new to science, and 113 species having new distributional record for India.

Jun 07, 2017, 10:51 AM IST

Invasive plants species could be promoted as food

Invasive plant species such as alligator weed, which threatens natural ecosystem, could be promoted as a food product to sustainably manage excessive growth of these alien invaders as well as strengthen food security, a new study has said.

Nov 30, 2016, 16:34 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant and nuclear power generation in India

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, beginning of golden future for India. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Aug 11, 2016, 00:42 AM IST

Here comes a solar cell that functions like a plant

A new solar cell has been developed by researchers that essentially works like a plant. This game-changing solar cell converts carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel using only sunlight for energy.

Jul 29, 2016, 16:24 PM IST

Air pollution interacts with bees' ability to forage: Study

A new study revealed that air pollution hampers with bees' ability to forage.

Jul 08, 2016, 00:11 AM IST

One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing

Biologists from Indiana University have combined microbial, plant and animal community datasets from government, academic and citizen science sources, resulting in the largest compilation of its kind.

May 03, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

Global plant growth not keeping pace with CO2 emissions

The study found that global plant growth has indeed increased over the past 30 years, but not as much as expected given the change in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Dec 08, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

'Electronic' plants to herald new era for scientists

A team of Swedish researchers, by using living roses, has created analogue and digital electronic circuits inside living plants, calling them "electronic plants".

Nov 22, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

 A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a "magical" plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper human missions, including to Mars.

Nov 04, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

This molecular Swiss Army knife can boost biofuel output

Researchers have created a multifunctional hybrid protein that resembles a molecular Swiss Army knife in cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, organisms that have many potential uses for making green chemicals or biofuels.

Sep 22, 2015, 16:23 PM IST

New method can predict exact plant size

Scientists have developed a new method which allows them to predict the final size of a plant while it is still a seedling -- a discovery that can significantly accelerate plant breeding programmes.

Sep 13, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

ISRO's titanium sponge plant in Kerala fully commissioned

 The indigenous Titanium Sponge Plant at Chavara in Kerala has been fully commissioned and has started commercial production required for space applications, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Monday.

Aug 11, 2015, 00:11 AM IST

NDMC plants 15,000 saplings - from 20 countries

The NDMC planted 15,000 saplings -- taken from 20 countries -- on Saturday, and said the number will go up to some 50,000 by the time the monsoon ends.

Aug 08, 2015, 23:12 PM IST

Farming emerged 23,000 years ago in present Israel

People who lived on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in present day Israel made the first attempt at agriculture around 23,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought, new research shows.

Jul 23, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

Telangana launches massive plantation programme

Telangana on Friday launched a massive programme to plant 230 crore saplings over the next three years.

Jul 04, 2015, 00:22 AM IST

'Jesus lizard' walked on water 48 million years ago

Scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil of a 'Jesus lizard', known for its ability to walk on water, in the US State of Wyoming.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:33 PM IST

Orchids join endangered species list

A new study has suggested that because of illegal trading, Paphiopedilum callosumis, one of several species of slipper orchids, has been classified as endangered.

Jun 24, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Indian scientist finds rare plant with potential anti-cancer properties

A team of Indian scientists has discovered in the Western Ghats a rare plant which could open up possibilities for cancer treatment.

May 14, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

A plant that leads to diamond deposits

A geologist has found a rare African plant that prefers to grow on diamond-bearing kimberlite rocks. The plant, identified as Pandanus candelabrum, is the first indicator species for diamond-bearing rocks, Stephen Haggerty, researcher at Florida International University in Miami, told Science magazine.

May 11, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2015, 19:47 PM IST