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Plants Can Learn Like Animals, Study

Plants Can Learn Like Animals, Study

Researchers in Australia have published evidence that plants can learn and remember just as well as it would be expected of animals.

Bee Sensors Take Flight To Help Farmers

Bee Sensors Take Flight To Help Farmers

Thousands of honey bees in Australia are being fitted with tiny sensors in an effort to monitor the insects and their environment.

RNA Editing Enzyme Overexpressed In Esophageal Cancer

RNA Editing Enzyme Overexpressed In Esophageal Cancer

Researchers have discovered that an RNA editing enzyme is significantly over-expressed in esophageal squamous cell carcinomas.

Starbucks In China: Drinking For Status Or Taste?

Starbucks In China: Drinking For Status Or Taste?

Chinese consumers’ thirst for Starbucks coffee has more to do with their desire for status than their taste for the brand’s beverages, researchers have discovered.

Chinese Scientist Proposes Spraying Water Into The Air To Curb Pollution

Chinese Scientist Proposes Spraying Water Into The Air To Curb Pollution

Spraying water into the atmosphere from sprinklers atop tall buildings and towers could cut back on air pollution, according to a scientist.

Odors Are More Expressible In Malay Hunter-Gatherer Language

Odors Are More Expressible In Malay Hunter-Gatherer Language

English speakers struggle to name odors whereas speakers of Jahai, a Malay hunter-gatherer language, have an elaborate vocabulary for smells, researchers say.

Study Shows Antidepressant Mechanism Of Ketamine

Study Shows Antidepressant Mechanism Of Ketamine

Japanese researchers have discovered the mechanism of how ketamine acts as an antidepressant: by boosting “feel-good” hormones in the brain region involved in motivation.

Algae, Aquatic Plants Could Mop Up Radiation In Fukushima

Algae, Aquatic Plants Could Mop Up Radiation In Fukushima

Microalgae and aquatic plants can help to decrease radiopollution in the Fukushima area, according to researchers.

Study Shows That Babies Can Detect Different Languages

Study Shows That Babies Can Detect Different Languages

Babies understand that people who speak different languages use words differently, according to a study.

Chinese Scientists Cultivate Salt-Resistant Rice With High Yield

Chinese Scientists Cultivate Salt-Resistant Rice With High Yield

Chinese scientists have cultivated a high-yield salt-resistant rice variety that boasts an output of six tons per hectare.