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Student Science Experiment Finds Plants won’t Grow near Wi-Fi Router

June 08, 2014 By Global Research News Ninth-graders design science experiment to test the effect of cellphone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you. Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that is causing a stir in the scientific community. It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their mobile phones near their heads at night, they often had difficulty concentrating at school the…

Role of Flowering Plants

By Gulzar Akhtar Flowering plants are largest group of plant and important part of human life. People are growing them since the dawn of civilization. Poets, artists, gardeners and scientists are using them by their own ways to increase the enjoyment and knowledge of flowering plants. These have role in evolutionary history of earth, as a source of food, medicine and shelter from these plants. Animals also get food and shelter from these plants. Research on flowering plants is increasing…

Signs Showing Your Plants are Nutrient Deficient

By Mike Podlesny Even with a heavy dose of proper composting, many factors can lead to your plants becoming deficient in valuable nutrients. Too much rain could wash away valuable nitrogen, and not enough rain, well, could lead to a whole lot of other problems. Here are some popular signs that you should be looking out for in your vegetable garden, their causes, and potential solutions. Are the leaves on your vegetable plants light green to yellow? Does the growth of your plant seem…

Flowers & Plants: Blue Shrimp Plant

Flowers & Plants The Blue Shrimp Plant also known as Blue Kiwi, Blue Wax Flower and Pride of Gibraltar is almost steel blue-green foliage and sensational deep blue bracts and small purple flowers make a wonderful impact in the garden. Early in the season this unusual plant resembles a garden pea but as the stems lengthen, they branch to produce showy blue flower bracts with small purple bells that seem to grow out of the leaves and stems. Very attractive to bees. Heat…

Why Do Plants Need Light?

July 17, 2013 Stephen E. Doyle Plants are beneficial to humans and other animals in a myriad ways. The most commonly thought of benefit, that plants provide, is that they give off oxygen while taking in carbon dioxide. They, namely trees, also provide shade and cooler temperatures. Plants are also used in manufacturing products such as paper, lighting, adhesives, medicine, clothing, cosmetics, fuel, charcoal as well as many other products. Additionally, plants provide food for people…

Five hard to kill office plants

Everybody knows that having a plant nestled on your desk is a great way to keep healthy and productive, but nobody ever mentions the daily watering and pruning that goes with having one.5 Hard-To-Kill Office Plants When you have an urgent report to finish by five o’clock, a meeting to attend and fifteen e-mails to send off, the last thing you want on your mind is the need to water your plant as well! So here are some of the hardiest office plants out there that even a green fingered…

Agriculture: The tricky task of protecting plants in a globalized age

International Plant Protection Convention wraps up annual meeting – two phytosanitary standards revised and updated 12 April 2013, Rome - Odds are, today you ate something that came from another hemisphere. A mind-boggling $1.1 trillion worth of agricultural products are traded internationally each year, with food items accounting for 82 percent of the total. And where fruit or plants can travel, so too can less-savory characters. Fruit fly eggs hidden in the skins of oranges go…

How Plants Sense Gravity: New Look at the Roles of Genetics and the Cytoskeleton

February 4th, 2013 rhund@botany.org 314-577-9557 American Journal of Botany Gravity affects the ecology and evolution of every living organism. In plants, the general response to gravity is well known: their roots respond positively, growing down, into the soil, and their stems respond negatively, growing upward, to reach the sunlight. But how do plants sense gravity and how do they direct or signal their cells to grow in response to it? Although botanists understand a great deal about…

Houseplant produces oxygen

January 21, 2013 Any houseplant produces oxygen, as well as adding to the beauty and coziness of your home. These plants are especially good at being “air filters” which is great for someone with asthma, allergies, or just likes the idea. 1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier. 2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde. 3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air…

Pakistan, China to cultivate medicinal, aromatic plants

January 16, 2013 Pakistan and China has agreed to undertake experimental cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants in appropriate ecological zones to get qualitative and quantitative improvement. It will help to improve the quality of herbs by genetic and plant breeding methods. In this regard, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese Academy of Sciences to help Medicinal Botanic Centre, PCSIR…

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