plants

On the brink of a mass extinction?

Posted in Featured, Science on 17th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

The world's animal and plant species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than they did before humans came along.

To Feed the World, We May Need to Hack Photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

In the past decades, yield improvements have slowed as crops have reached their biological limits. If we are to continue hastening growth, crop breeding might not be enough.

Norway to grow food crops in space

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

A team of scientists in Norway are set to research the possibility of growing plants and food crops in space.

The origins of multicellular life

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.

Are Salt-Loving Super Plants the Saviors of the Planet?

Posted in Science on 1st Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

The world's demand for food is set to increase by two-thirds by mid-century. That's where salt-loving plants, called halophytes, can make a difference.