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spring flowers, commons.wikimedia.org, Karen Arnold

Plants sensory abilities discovered

Without the traditional sensory organs we associate with our own 5 senses, you’d be forgiven for assuming plants detect their environment differently to us. However,...
Jeff Vanuga, Wikimedia

Nitrate chemicals pollute rocks

Eutrophication is a serious threat to water ecosystems; excess nutrients, such as nitrates, cause algal blooms which kill all plants and fish in an...
geni, wikimedia

Meet the Gastronauts

“It’s good to eat your bogeys!” To the horror of parents, BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates in his talk on Sunday for the Norwich Science...
Wikimedia Commons, NASA

Saturn moon storm

Titan, the largest of Saturn’s 60 moons, is a glacial, -180°C rock orbiting 1.4 billion km from Earth, where methane replaces water in its...