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The growth of British trees appears to follow a cosmic pattern, with trees growing faster when high levels of cosmic radiation arrive from space.


 radiation tree growth biology astronomy astrology
The ancient Nazca people of Peru are famous for the lines they drew in the desert depicting strange animal forms. A further mystery is what happened to this once great civilisation, which suddenly vanished 1,500 years ago. Now a team of archaeologists have found the demise of the Nazca society was linked in part to the fate of a tree. ... Our research contradicts the popular view that Native American peoples always lived in harmony with...


 Nazca environment tree Peru archaeology drawing desert history aerial mystery
This is certainly very unusual behaviour for an otter. ... I think maybe she is going through some kind of teenage rebellion.


 otter tree rebel
President Lech Kaczynski and scores of other senior Polish figures have been killed in a plane crash in Russia. Polish and Russian officials said no-one survived after the plane apparently hit trees as it approached Smolensk airport in thick fog. Russian media reports said the pilots ignored advice from air traffic control to divert to another airport. Poland's army chief, central bank governor, MPs and leading historians were among...


 Poland airplane crash president Russia fog tree
A piece of Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree will "defy" gravity, the theory it inspired, when it is carried into space on the next Nasa shuttle mission. The wood sample is from the original tree from which an apple fell, leading Newton to devise his theory of gravity.


 Isaac Newton apple tree wood ISS weightlessness
An international team of researchers has developed a model that suggests degradation of tropical forests occurs in a series of "waves".


 deforestation tree forest environment
Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands.


 wifi radiation wireless health tree
Scientists have developed a mathematical model that predicts the maximum height trees can reach in particular environmental conditions.


 mathematics statistics prediction tree height environment model
Genetically identical forest trees raised in different environments react differently when exposed to drought conditions


 genetics tree plant communication learning adaptation evolution nature botany memory