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Scientists accidentally discover photosynthesis doesn't work exactly like we thought it did
By Harry Baker published
Researchers have serendipitously discovered that a key step in photosynthesis can occur much earlier in the process than previously believed.
Stressed plants 'scream,' and it sounds like popping bubble wrap
By Nicoletta Lanese published
A study of tomato and tobacco plants suggests they emit ultrasonic popping sounds when dehydrated or physically damaged.
Otherworldly 'fairy lantern' plant, presumed extinct, emerges from forest floor in Japan
By Ben Turner published
The mysterious plant, Thismia kobensis, was rediscovered growing a few inches from a forest floor in Japan.
Plants 'slept' with curled leaves 250 million years ago, ancient insect bites reveal
By Joshua A. Krisch published
Leaves from the Permian period curled up at night, fossils of symmetrical insect bites show.
Some carnivorous plants evolved to eat poop instead of bugs. And they're better off for it.
By Harry Baker published
Former bug-eating plants, which evolved to feed on animal droppings instead, have a more nutritious diet than their carnivorous cousins, a new study finds.
New 'artificial' photosynthesis is 10x more efficient than previous attempts
By Stephanie Pappas published
A new method of using the machinery of photosynthesis to make methane is 10 times more efficient than previous attempts.
What is photosynthesis?
By Daisy Dobrijevic published
Reference Photosynthesis is the process plants, algae and some bacteria use to turn sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen.
Global Warming Sparks Increased Plant Production in Arctic Lakes
By Robert Roy Britt last updated
Biological activity in some Arctic lakes has ratcheted up dramatically over the past 150 years.
How Cacti Survive: Surprising Strategies Quench Thirst
By Corey Binns last updated
They work the night shift, let their roots die, and fend off thirsty predators to conserve every precious drop.
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