Amazonian natural psychedelic improves a sense of wellbeing

In the United Kingdom, ayahuasca, a psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America, has been shown to improve people’s general sense of wellbeing and...

To know when a plant is thirsty, print a sensor right on the leaf

In Massachusetts, MIT engineers have created sensors that can be printed onto plant leaves that will reveal when the plants are experiencing a water...

Iridium kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue

In the United Kingdom and China, researchers from the Professor Sadler and Professor O’Connor groups in Warwick’s Department of Chemistry and Professor Hui Chao's...

Common to humans, plants and animals, TOR protein is a cell growth regulator

In Germany, researchers studying the TOR protein discovered this protein also functions as a growth regulator in plants, just as TOR is known to...

Corals like the taste of plastic

In North Carolina, a Duke University study of plastic ingestion by corals suggests they are not mistaking it for prey like other marine animals...

Dramatic insect population declines in German nature reserves

In The Netherlands, the total biomass of flying insects has decreased by more than 75 percent in 63 nature reserves since 1989. In recent...

Composting biochar improves its fertilizing capability

In Germany, a University of Tuebingen study demonstrated how the composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar’s...

Plant-based diet switches lethal breast cancer into a treatable form

In Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers found a dietary combination that transforms the most lethal of all breast cancers into a highly...

Rutgers discovers way to increase a key nutrient in corn

In New Jersey, Rutgers University scientists found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn by inserting a bacterial gene that causes...

Forest soils lose carbon in a warming world

In Massachusetts, the world’s longest-running experiment to discover how warming temperatures affect forest soils has revealed that soil warming stimulates periods of abundant carbon...

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Healthy “milk-style” chocolate launch taps British biobased packaging firm 

In Ireland, a health food brand known for its dairy-free ice cream has teamed up with plant-based packaging firm Parkside.  Nobó will use Parkside’s...

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