Taking a close look at the mystery of the disappearing petals

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How do flowers develop? This is a puzzle tackled by Wei Lai and Louis Ronse de Craene in their paper What is the nature of petals in Caryophyllaceae? Developmental evidence clarifies their evolutionary origin. In it, the authors use scanning electron microscopy to examine the interiors of flowers close up. While the topic might seem … Read more

Why Plants Need Us For Survival ?

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Whether you’re a vegan who has been called a “plant murderer” by a non-vegan, a non-vegan who is trying (and failing) to be funny, or just someone with an affinity for plants, this is information you need to read.  The issue of plant sentience is being brought up more and more as a reason to … Read more

Japan and their approach to protect environment

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The rapid development in the economy has resulted in urbanization worldwide. There is an urgent need for effective waste management. Japan is one such country which has been promoting the disposal of waste since 1960. And they have also successfully reduced household and industrial waste crediting their pro-environmental measures since 2000. Japan has now taken … Read more

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