Scientists grow plants in lunar soil for the first time in history

Scientists have managed to grow plants in lunar soil using samples collected during the Apollo missions to the Moon. This is the first time in history that plants have sprouted on Earth in soil from another celestial body. CNN writes about it. Research can lay the foundation...

Botany workshop

We all love to walk in nature, to observe animals and plants. But very often we do not know the name of a particular plant. A guest experienced botanist will lead illustrated online lessons on how to identify and better appreciate the wonderful diversity of plant species.

Hogweed, hemlock and parsnip: 6 poisonous plants in the USA that are dangerous to touch

Sometimes it is difficult to determine where a hogweed, hemlock or parsnip is, because these plants have several things in common. Contact with them can cause unpleasant, potentially fatal reactions. The US Fisheries and Wildlife Service wants to help identify and teach you to distinguish between these ...

An unusual phenomenon: a journalist from Washington filmed a tornado from a tumbleweed on a video

Imagine driving down a highway and being caught in a tornado of large tumbleweed plant balls, writes the Tri-City Herald. Washington-based journalist Matt McKnight captured a video of spinning tumbleweeds swirling around him intensively on State Route 204, that ...

Scientists: vegetables and fruits lose the status of healthy food

Scientists have found that rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere lead to a decrease in the level of nutrients in plants, turning fruits and vegetables, contrary to belief, into useless, and possibly unhealthy food. It all started in 1998 when biologists at Arizona State University ...

Why did the leaves turn brown after the hurricane Irma?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, unusual damage was discovered - the foliage of many trees turned brown. Will plants and trees survive? The good news is that trees and shrubs can bloom like they did before. Why do leaves change color? The hurricane tore everything ...

Muscovites destroyed a park with rare plants that was laid out near the Kremlin. A PHOTO

On September 9, the Zaryadye park was opened in Moscow, created on the site of the Rossiya hotel, right next to the Kremlin. After 2 days of work, vandals trampled down 10 thousand plants. Park visitors dug up the plants, hid them in their bags, and left. Among the plants was marsh marigold, listed in the Red Book of Moscow. “Unfortunately, visitors ...

Ukrainian startup entered the world top twenty

Kiyani Andrey Seleznev and Marina Kuzmenko made a mobile app with smart advice and care assessments for plants. The idea of ​​using the phone's camera to measure leaf area plants have emerged as a result of finding a solution for the evaluation of 2500 poplar leaves. First ...

Israeli bumblebees will be denied the right to pollinate Ural tomatoes

One of the largest greenhouse farms in the Sverdlovsk region, within the framework of import substitution, switched to the use of bumblebees grown in the Moscow region. Previously, the company purchased insects from Israel to pollinate vegetables. “It is more profitable and more convenient for us to work with a domestic manufacturer, since its specialists in ...

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