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Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for designing highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial. The technology is driven by the rapid ...
These findings show tangible proof that plant-to-plant communication occurs on the ecosystem level. ... It appears that plants have the ability to communicate through the atmosphere.


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Arctic plants are able to migrate the distances needed to survive changes to the climate.


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How towns and cities cause the extinction of local plants has been revealed for the first time.
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Should global catastrophe strike, the world’s crops at least will be safe, deep-frozen in a vault in the middle of a Norwegian mountain. Johnny Davis ventures inside the Noah's Ark for seeds


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These same plants that provide shelter and produce nourishing nectar to feed the insects also make chemicals that send them into a defensive frenzy, forcing them into retreat.


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It’s easy being green for a sea slug that has stolen enough genes to become the first animal shown to make chlorophyll like a plant.


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Inserting a human protein important in cancer development was able to revive dying plants, showing an evolutionary link between plants and humans and possibly making it easier to study the protein's function in cancer development.


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Far too many governments have failed to grasp the scale of the threat from invasive species.


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North Korea has developed a "super drink" that, it says, can multiply brain cells and stop skin ageing. The secretive state's official news agency, KCNA, says the drink contains 60 kinds of "microelements" extracted from more than 30 species of plants.


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A study has shown how two species from different taxonomic kingdoms - animal and plant - compete for the same food. When food was scarce, the team found that the spiders built larger webs to improve their chances of catching prey, but at the expense of the plants.


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Houseplants and arranged flowers have brightened up homes for centuries - but it was not until the late 1800s that the trend for bringing nature indoors really took off.


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A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung. Ron Sveden had been battling emphysema for months when his condition deteriorated. He was steeling himself for a cancer diagnosis when X-rays revealed the growth in his lung. Doctors believe that Mr Sveden ate the pea at some point, but it "went down the wrong way" and sprouted.


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Plants are able to "remember" and "react" to information contained in light, according to researchers. Plants, scientists say, transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf in a very similar way to our own nervous systems. These "electro-chemical signals" are carried by cells that act as "nerves" of the plants.


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Researchers in the US have found new evidence that genetically modified crop plants can survive and thrive in the wild, possibly for decades.


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University researchers claim crops could help cool Earth, in just one inventive suggestion being made to prevent climate change. The study, from Bristol, says that crops with larger, shinier leaves could reflect more heat back into space.


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