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The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate

The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate | Popular Science | Scoop.it
"A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it."
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Artificial womb helps premature lamb fetuses grow for 4 weeks

Artificial womb helps premature lamb fetuses grow for 4 weeks | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A fluid-filled plastic bag can help extremely premature lambs to develop and grow – and will be used to support premature babies in three years’ time
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Young human blood makes old mice smarter

Young human blood makes old mice smarter | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Mice treated with a protein from umbilical cord plasma improved their performance on memory tests.
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Quick Tips for Teaching | Office of Graduate Studies | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Tips for teaching for graduate students
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How giant marine reptiles terrorized the ancient seas

How giant marine reptiles terrorized the ancient seas | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Ichthyosaurs were some of the largest and most mysterious predators to ever prowl the oceans. Now they are giving up their secrets.
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Is fruit eating responsible for big brains?

Is fruit eating responsible for big brains? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Controversial study suggests diet, not social life, drove brain evolution
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Play it Hard - Norman Borlaug 100 Year Tribute

The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) and Biology Fortified have produced a special video tribute to the late Dr. Norma
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How One Of The World's Toughest Creatures Can Bring Itself Back To Life

How One Of The World's Toughest Creatures Can Bring Itself Back To Life | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The tardigrade, a strange animal smaller than a grain of sand and with hooks for feet, can survive in a dried-up state for a decade. Its secret might help improve how drugs are shipped and stored.
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Welcome to the Future Range of the Woolly Mammoth

Welcome to the Future Range of the Woolly Mammoth | Popular Science | Scoop.it
In Arctic Siberia, Russian scientists are trying to stave off catastrophic climate change—by resurrecting an Ice Age biome complete with lab-grown woolly mammoths.
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Impact of light intensity and quality on chromatophore and nuclear gene expression in Paulinella chromatophora, an amoeba with nascent photosynthetic organelles

Impact of light intensity and quality on chromatophore and nuclear gene expression in Paulinella chromatophora, an amoeba with nascent photosynthetic organelles | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Plastid evolution has been attributed to a single primary endosymbiotic event that occurred ~1.6 BYA in which a cyanobacterium was engulfed and retained by a eukaryotic cell, although early steps i
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Fungus sees wheat crops in Bengal go up in flames as govt controls its spread

Fungus sees wheat crops in Bengal go up in flames as govt controls its spread | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Since the last week of February, agriculture authorities have launched an offensive against symptoms of what is known as the ‘wheat blast disease’, first identifie
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The Moss That Saved Portland

The Moss That Saved Portland | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Roadside plants helped officials trace the source of a public health crisis and led to new standards for clean air in Oregon.
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Homo naledi is only 250,000 years old – here’s why that matters

<i>Homo naledi</i> is only 250,000 years old – here’s why that matters | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The latest species of extinct hominin to be discovered that promised to rewrite our history may have died out as modern humans came about  
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Young human blood makes old mice smarter

Young human blood makes old mice smarter | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Mice treated with a protein from umbilical cord plasma improved their performance on memory tests.
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New solar-powered device can create water out of thin air, even in deserts

New solar-powered device can create water out of thin air, even in deserts | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A device that can create water out of thin air in even arid environments has been invented that could make Coleridge’s famous line “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” a thing of the past. Using only the power of the sun and a special material with some extraordinary properties, the device is capable of producing 2.8 litres of water in 12 hours. And it can work in conditions where humidity is as low as 20 per cent.
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Giant viruses may just be small viruses that stole hosts’ genes

Giant viruses may just be small viruses that stole hosts’ genes | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Genome sequences found in a waste-water plant seem to question the possibility that giant viruses are a whole new domain of life – but not everyone is convinced
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Diabetes drug could be the first to reverse the disease

Diabetes drug could be the first to reverse the disease | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Rising obesity is leading to a boom in type 2 diabetes. A drug that reverses the condition in obese mice could make it much easier to control the disease
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The lung is a site of platelet biogenesis and a reservoir for haematopoietic progenitorsEmpty title

The lung is a site of platelet biogenesis and a reservoir for haematopoietic progenitorsEmpty title | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Platelets are critical for haemostasis, thrombosis, and inflammatory responses1, 2, but the events that lead to mature platelet production remain incompletely understood3. The bone marrow has been proposed to be a major site of platelet production, although there is indirect evidence that the lungs might also contribute to platelet biogenesis4, 5, 6, 7. Here, by directly imaging the lung microcirculation in mice8, we show that a large number of megakaryocytes circulate through the lungs, where they dynamically release platelets. Megakaryocytes that release platelets in the lungs originate from extrapulmonary sites such as the bone marrow; we observed large megakaryocytes migrating out of the bone marrow space. The contribution of the lungs to platelet biogenesis is substantial, accounting for approximately 50% of total platelet production or 10 million platelets per hour. Furthermore, we identified populations of mature and immature megakaryocytes along with haematopoietic progenitors in the extravascular spaces of the lungs. Under conditions of thrombocytopenia and relative stem cell deficiency in the bone marrow9, these progenitors can migrate out of the lungs, repopulate the bone marrow, completely reconstitute blood platelet counts, and contribute to multiple haematopoietic lineages. These results identify the lungs as a primary site of terminal platelet production and an organ with considerable haematopoietic potential.
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Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing

Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A protein can boost blood stem cells, making them behave like those of younger people. Is it the key to harnessing young blood’s rejuvenating power?
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How to Grow a Better Tomato: The Case against Heirloom Tomatoes

How to Grow a Better Tomato: The Case against Heirloom Tomatoes | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The product of archaic breeding strategies, heirloom tomatoes are hardly diverse and are no more "natural" than grocery-store varieties. New studies promise to restore their lost, healthy genes
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Sickle cell anemia patient 'cured' by gene therapy, doctors say

Sickle cell anemia patient 'cured' by gene therapy, doctors say | Popular Science | Scoop.it
In a world first, a teenager with sickle cell disease achieved complete remission after an experimental gene therapy.
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