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Growing plants on Mars

Growing plants on Mars | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Concrete plans for a one-way ticket to Mars have been forged. Food will have to be grown on location. Is this a distant future scenario? Not for scientists researching whether or not it is possible to grow plants on the moon.
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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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What is the real cancer risk from eating roast potatoes or toast?

What is the real cancer risk from eating roast potatoes or toast? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Food Standards Agency has warned that overcooked starchy foods can contain acrylamide, a chemical liked to cancer. But should you be worried?
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Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds

Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Study of 10,000 reports into cannabis finds only enough evidence to support therapeutic use for chemotherapy patients, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis
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Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well
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How Innovative New Dehumidifiers Would Make the Marijuana Business Greener

How Innovative New Dehumidifiers Would Make the Marijuana Business Greener | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Energy efficient dehumidifiers could cut energy use in grow houses by up to 60 percent.
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Dimagranti fatti in farmacia. Ministero mette al bando 40 principi attivi per le preparazioni galeniche. Non si potranno né prescrivere né allestire. Tra questi anche tè verde, finocchio e arancio ...

Dimagranti fatti in farmacia. Ministero mette al bando 40 principi attivi per le preparazioni galeniche. Non si potranno né prescrivere né allestire. Tra questi anche tè verde, finocchio e arancio ... | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Lo prevede un decreto pubblicato sulla Gazzetta di ieri. Vietati la prescrizione al medico e l’allestimento al farmacista di preparazioni magistrali a scopo dimagrante contenenti diversi principi attivi. Limitazioni a scopo cautelativo anche per le preparazioni contenenti principi attivi finora noti per essere impiegati nelle preparazioni galeniche a scopo dimagrante per le quali non esistano evidenze scientifiche sulla loro sicurezza. I precedenti divieti, riferiti ad altre 10 sostanze, risalgono al 2015. IL DECRETO
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The vanilla dilemma: is there a better way to capture its flavour?

The vanilla dilemma: is there a better way to capture its flavour? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
That run-of-the-mill flavour is produced by time-consuming, laborious farming practices. But there may be a better way to get your vanilla hit.
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A blueberry bonanza? Scientists work on new strain of 'superfood' that's hardy enough for Scottish soils

A blueberry bonanza? Scientists work on new strain of 'superfood' that's hardy enough for Scottish soils | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
BLUEBERRIES could become Scotland’s next big cash crop if scientists can develop strains strong enough to survive the country’s climate, it…
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L’énigmatique sexualité de la truffe

L’énigmatique sexualité de la truffe | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Le prix de la truffe noire peut dépasser 1000 euros le kilo, notamment parce que ce champignon très recherché par les gastronomes résiste encore à la domestication. Comme le montre cette vidéo proposée avec LeMonde.fr, des chercheurs tentent de comprendre sa sexualité particulièrement complexe et les différences de modes de vie entre une mère qui abrite les spores que l'on mange et un père qui la féconde sans jamais s
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The Botanist aims to bring people together through gardening - Kill Screen

The Botanist aims to bring people together through gardening - Kill Screen | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
One night, James Biddulph couldn’t sleep, so he got up and made a quick garden generator on his computer. It worked by having you type in a word from which an abstract-looking plant would grow. He did this as the idea of having a garden has been his motivation in recent months. Biddulph is anticipating a move from a flat in the city to a house surrounded by a little more greenery with his fiancee. He can’t wait. “Most of us spend a lot of time in cities, offices, busy, urban environments, pretty stressed out most of the time too,” Biddulph…
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One Dose of This Illegal Drug Can Stop Depression for Months

One Dose of This Illegal Drug Can Stop Depression for Months | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies.
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Vast biodiversity database now available to all | Natural History Museum

Vast biodiversity database now available to all | Natural History Museum | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have a new 'big data' tool to study how human activity affects the planet's biodiversity, with the publication of a gigantic database that compiles studies from across the globe.
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Scientists identify the real king of the forest: fungus

Scientists identify the real king of the forest: fungus | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists find fungi have significant impact on forest diversity
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How do plants read their own shapes?

How do plants read their own shapes? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In our first guest post on the New Phyt blog, Olivier Hamant describes his recent Tansley insight, ‘How do plants read their own shapes?’ Would you like to contribute a guest post? Get in touch wit…
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Shire City Fire Cider: Don’t buy it

Shire City Fire Cider: Don’t buy it | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Do not purchase Shire City Fire Cider, as you are supporting unethical use of trademarks and intellectual property theft in herbal medicine.
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Obligate plant farming by a specialized ant

Obligate plant farming by a specialized ant | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Mutualisms are common in nature. In Fiji, a species of ant selects, disperses and fertilizes an epiphytic plant in an exclusive symbiosis.
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What makes influential science? Telling a good story

What makes influential science? Telling a good story | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
It turns out that even in the world of scientific writing, your eighth-grade teacher was right: how you write can matter as much as what you write.
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As Groundwater Dwindles, a Global Food Shock Looms

As Groundwater Dwindles, a Global Food Shock Looms | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
By mid-century, says a new study, some of the biggest grain-producing regions could run dry.
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Drones help monitor health of giant sequoias

Drones help monitor health of giant sequoias | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
New multispectral cameras mounted on drones can rapidly and repeatedly monitor the health of trees and entire forests
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Clean Tech Rises Again, Retooling Nature for Industrial Use

Clean Tech Rises Again, Retooling Nature for Industrial Use | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A California start-up that genetically engineers yeast to produce an acid for fragrances is at the forefront of efforts to reignite a market that fell short of earlier expectations.
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A history of global living conditions in 5 charts

This is an introduction to Our World in Data – the web publication that shows how global living conditions are changing.
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A recent survey asked “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?”. In Sweden 10% thought things are ge
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Seqouiadendron Giganteum: Climbing the world’s biggest tree | The Economist

Seqouiadendron Giganteum: Climbing the world’s biggest tree | The Economist | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
HIGH in the Sierra Nevada, in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, the last rays of the day are turning the topmost branches of a giant sequoia golden brown. The bark, much thinner up here than it is lower down the trunk, appears to be flowing around the massive boughs in liquid whorls of pink, brown and cream.
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Studi scientifici, alimentazione e miracoli

Studi scientifici, alimentazione e miracoli | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Una guida alla valutazione degli studi scientifici nel campo della nutrizione con la piramide delle evidenze scientifiche. Per non cadere in illusioni.
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