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Clothes with Natural Dyes Protect Skin from Harmful UV Rays, Says Expert

Clothes with Natural Dyes Protect Skin from Harmful UV Rays, Says Expert | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Why apply sunscreen lotion on the skin for protection from the harmful rays of the Sun when just wearing clothes with natural dyes is enough? Clothes made of na...
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an interesting article about plant-based dyes as natural sun screen and anti-microbial compound in clothes.

 

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The NODE: A day in the life of an Arabidopsis lab

The NODE: A day in the life of an Arabidopsis lab | The Plantarium | Scoop.it

The Node is running a series about model organisms, and here is their latest on .... Arabidopsis thaliana! Written by graduate student Narender Kumar from Louisiana State University.


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A nice introduction for students who haven't worked with one of plant science's favorite model organisms.

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The familiar life style for most Arabidopsis growers!

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Walden Pond trees leafing out far earlier than in Thoreau's time

Walden Pond trees leafing out far earlier than in Thoreau's time | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Climate-change studies show leaf-out times of trees and shrubs at Walden Pond are an average of 18 days earlier than when Henry David Thoreau made his observations there in the 1850s.
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Food Phylogeny: http://danchitwood.github.io/CropPhylogeny/

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great phylogeny of food plants. I wonder if there are many species that could be added from the non-domesticated plant world, or if our co-evolution with plants has already maximized what can be our food?
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Environmental biodiversity, human microbiota, and allergy are interrelated

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great paper connecting environmental biodiversity, individual microflora, and sensitivity to allergies. Goes along the lines of the idea that many of us suffer from "Plant Deficiency Sundrome"!

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The Secret Language of Plants | Simons Foundation

The Secret Language of Plants | Simons Foundation | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Striking evidence that plants warn each other of environmental dangers is reviving a once ridiculed field.
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Love Ian Baldwin's quote on "phytomorphizing" to better understand plants.

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400 years of botanical research and teaching by the University of Oxford...

400 years of botanical research and teaching by the University of Oxford... | The Plantarium | Scoop.it

The 25th July 2021 marks 400 years of botanical research and teaching by the University of Oxford...

"As a celebration and count-down to this anniversary, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum, together with the Oxford University Herbaria and the Department of Plant Sciences, will highlight 400 plants of scientific and cultural significance.

From November 24th 2013, one plant will be profiled weekly, enabling you to see images associated with the plant from Oxford University's living and preserved collections."


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Trees of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures

Trees of the Amazon rainforest - in pictures | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Almost 400 billion trees belonging to 16,000 different species grow in the Amazon rainforest, according to recent estimates.

 

A nice collection of photographs of some of the "hyperdominant" species in the Amazon rainforest, referring to this recent article in Science.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/1243092.abstract


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Plants Are Cool, Too! Episode 2 : Fossilized Forests!

The PACT crew travels to Clarkia, Idaho to unearth preserved leaves of a forest that last stood 15 million years ago. But what they also found was a group of...
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"Plants are cool, too" is a series of mini-episodes on - well, plants, rivaling in coolness-factor with cute kittens and friendly dogs. Does it work?

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Plants use sugars to tell the time of day

Plants use sugars to tell the time of day | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Scientists are studying how plants are able to set and maintain this internal clock. They have found that the sugars produced by plants are key to timekeeping.
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MA Seagrass Research and Restoration Initiative | The Nature Conservancy

MA Seagrass Research and Restoration Initiative | The Nature Conservancy | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
New Research Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy Could Help Reverse Decades-Long Eelgrass Decline
Southern New England, New York, Long Island
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Seagrass restoration efforts in the US Northeast.

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Lauderdale herbalist publishes guide to edible and medicinal wild plants

Lauderdale herbalist publishes guide to edible and medicinal wild plants | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Ah, dandelions! And plantains, those broad-leaf green weeds that spring up everywhere they shouldn’t be. Not to mention stinging nettles, our landscape’s very own answer to the Portuguese man-of-war.
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Free Supplement from Nature: Agriculture and Drought (Sept 26 2013)

Free Supplement from Nature: Agriculture and Drought (Sept 26 2013) | The Plantarium | Scoop.it

I've been busy and missed this free supplement from Nature - here's the link in case you missed it too!


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NOVA | Forgotten Genius

NOVA | Forgotten Genius | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Against all odds, African-American chemist Percy Julian became one of the great scientists of the 20th century.
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The scientist who created the first synthetic steroid hormones from Mexican Wild Yam. Wild Yam is still a folk medicinal plant today.
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The Seeds That Sowed a Revolution

The Seeds That Sowed a Revolution | The Plantarium | Scoop.it

"By the time the Beagle left the Galapagos, Darwin had amassed a spectacular collection of Galapagos plants. It is fortunate that he took such trouble. Most popular narratives of Darwin and the Galapagos concentrate on the far more celebrated finches or the giant tortoises. Yet when he finally published On the Origin of Species almost 25 years later, Darwin made no mention of these creatures. In his discussion of the Galapagos, he dwelt almost exclusively on the islands’ plants."


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Plants: Intelligent Beings? Find out on 'What Plants Talk About' - YouTube

Thanks to SurvivalwithBushcraf for this amazing upload! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8hInOEfmgQ "This program integrates hard-core science with a light-he...
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a very good, scientifically solid documentary on the discussion whether plants "behave", "know" etc.

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Michael Pollan: How Smart Are Plants?

Michael Pollan: How Smart Are Plants? | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Depending on whom you talk to, the field of plant neurobiology represents either a radical new paradigm in our understanding of life or a slide down into murky scientific waters. Its proponents believe that we must stop regarding plants as passive objects and begin to treat them as protagonists in their own dramas. It is only human arrogance, and the fact that the lives of plants unfold in what amounts to a much slower dimension of time, that keep us from appreciating their intelligence and consequent success.
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a perfect fit for many topics discussed in these pages... Michael Pollan in The New Yorker.

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Phytoplasma Casts a Magic Spell that Turns the Fair Poinsettia into a Christmas Showpiece

Phytoplasma Casts a Magic Spell that Turns the Fair Poinsettia into a Christmas Showpiece | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
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Happy Holidays from The Plantarium!

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"Why Study Plants" now in 8 languages, with more coming. Free for educational use

"Why Study Plants" now in 8 languages, with more coming. Free for educational use | The Plantarium | Scoop.it

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Without plants, Earth would cook under billions of tons of additional carbon

Without plants, Earth would cook under billions of tons of additional carbon | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Enhanced growth of Earth's leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet's transition to being red-hot, according to the first study to specify the extent to which plants have prevented climate change since...
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Taking ‘Adventure Botany’ on the Road

Taking ‘Adventure Botany’ on the Road | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
YouTube series host Chris Martine ’06 Ph.D. – singer, songwriter, and botany professor – has 'cool' down to a science.
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Botanists Release More Comprehensive Data Set of New World Plants

Botanists Release More Comprehensive Data Set of New World Plants | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
Botanists have compiled the most complete data set of rare plants in North and South America, revealing where unique species are found and what factors play into whether a plant species is common or rare in a region.
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Preserving plants and recording the world’s hidden wonders

Preserving plants and recording the world’s hidden wonders | The Plantarium | Scoop.it
PlantBank, one of the world’s largest storage facilities for plants, has opened in Sydney, Australia. The facility will preserve unique flora samples for research and restoration programmes…
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