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Are Plants Conscious? - Gizmodo


Gizmodo
For this week's Giz Asks, we posed those questions to a number of environmental scientists and philosophers—including a professor on the vanguard of something called “plant neurobiology.” Plants may not be able to wistfully reflect on their childhood, ...

Biology: Extra carbon dioxide from climate change will mean less-nutritious rice - The Columbus Dispatch


The Columbus Dispatch
A study published last month shows that rice plants grow well under conditions of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide expected later this century. Those plants, however, produce less-nutritious rice than what's grown today. Two billion of the 7.3 ...

Life in the fast lane: Ecologists say dispersal ability linked to plants' life cycles - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
To that end, Beckman, with colleagues James Bullock of the United Kingdom's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Rob Salguero-Gómez of the University of Oxford, used the massive COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database, an online repository containing ...

Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)

Cambridge - United Kingdom

Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers ans students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant science to modern life. Plants not only create the atmosphere we need to breathe, but form the basis of the food we eat, the fuel we use to live and work, the clothes we wear, and many of the medicines we use. They are also fascinating organisms that have developed some beautiful and canny ways to survive in the world. Plant scientists are working at the very forefront of biology today, investigating how to create sustainable food and fuel supplies for the global population, protect biodiversity for future generations, and deepen knowledge of how living organisms have evolved and develop. For today's research to have impact, we need to ensure that we inspire the next generation of plant scientists to continue this work and develop new ideas.

Science and Plants for Schools has been core-funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation since it began in 1990 and our reputation has been built by the many talented and committed people who have been involved with our projects since then. We continue to encourage those with interest in our work to suggest projects and join us in partnerships. We work closely with other organisations in the biology community, we consult with teachers to make sure our work is what they need, and we talk to scientists to ensure we know what is going on in plant science today. We are based in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, with close links with the University of Cambridge Department of Plant Sciences, the Sainsbury Lab Cambridge and to the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School Project undergraduate education programme at the University of Leeds.

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