We can now bioengineer catnip instead of extracting it from plants
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We can now bioengineer catnip instead of extracting it from plants

Almy/Bloomwinkel: Catnip plants in Bloom Genetically engineered yeast can now make the key ingredient of catnip, nepetalactone. Although the
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Why China's Promise to Stop Funding Coal Plants Around the World Is a Really Big Deal

China's President Xi Jinping declared Tuesday that China would no longer finance coal projects in overseas countries. This could have profound
China's Xi Jinping Says Country Will Stop Financing Coal-Fired Power Abroad
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China's Xi Jinping Says Country Will Stop Financing Coal-Fired Power Abroad

Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, stated Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly that China would stop financing overseas coal projects.
Rechargeable 'Glow in The Dark' Plants Are The Green Light We've Been Waiting For
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Rechargeable 'Glow in The Dark' Plants Are The Green Light We've Been Waiting For

Scientists are developing rechargeable, glow in the dark plant life that could eventually replace many of our current, inefficient and
The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies
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The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies

Arabidopsis gets witches' broom from Phytoplasma by SAP05 Credit: John Innes Centre Parasitic bacteria has discovered a new manipulation method to
Chemical discovery gets reluctant seeds to sprout
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Chemical discovery gets reluctant seeds to sprout

Images infrared showing increased transpiration (in Blue) in ANT-treated tomato and wheat plants Credit: Aditya Vaidya/UCR A new chemical developed
Men fart more when eating a plant-based diet due to good gut bacteria
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Men fart more when eating a plant-based diet due to good gut bacteria

Good gut bacteria is promoted by plant-based foods Shutterstock / Megan Betteridge Researchers have discovered that men who eat plant-based diets
Is This Weed-Spotting, Yield-Predicting Rover the Future of Farming?
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Is This Weed-Spotting, Yield-Predicting Rover the Future of Farming?

Earth's population will reach almost ten billion by 2050. This growth brings with it a huge demand for food resources, especially drought-, heat,
These fridge-free COVID-19 vaccines are grown in plants and bacteria
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These fridge-free COVID-19 vaccines are grown in plants and bacteria

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The University of California San Diego has developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate candidates. These vaccine candidates can
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How to keep the power on during hurricanes and heat waves and fires and …

More than one million people in the region were left without power due to this and other damage. The region is still dealing with the effects of the