As we work our way through the 2014 plant news “buffet”, let’s continue with more “appetizers”. This time, from the month of February.
February 2014 was notable because it seemed to feature stories that made us think about plants – flowers and the scents from flowers, for example – in whole new ways.
From Plants And The Human Brain To Flowers As Agents Of Contagion?
Find out more about this fascinating theory at: Plants and the human brain.
See why some scientists think so at: ‘Neighbour-plants’ determine insects’ feeding choices.
Read about how plant scientists have discovered: A gene that shapes leaves.
New research by German, Finnish and U.S. scientists elucidates the process by which gas wafting from coniferous trees creates particles that can reflect sunlight or promote cloud formation, both important climate feedbacks.”
Read more about this research at: Pine forest particles appear out of thin air, influence climate.
Find out why some scientists are asking the question: Are flowers agents of contagion?
Next-Time: From bionic plants to plants on ice.
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