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children understand plant-animal interdependence by the age of eight




when do children start to become aware of the relationship between animal and plant life? according to a study by the upv/ehu, they begin to associate animals and plants with each other spontaneously in their drawings by the age of eight. the upv/ehu researchers josé domingo villarroel, álvaro ant...



children understand plant-animal interdependence by the age of eight




image: one of the drawings used in the study conducted by researchers of the university of the basque country. view more credit: upv/ehuthe research group discovered that between the ages of 4 and 7 children are already starting to associate the plant world with the animal world when asked to draw...



new study suggests health benefits of swapping animal proteins for plant protein




image: substituting one to two servings of animal proteins with plant proteins every day could lead to a small reduction in the three main cholesterol markers for cardiovascular disease prevention, according... view more credit: courtesy of st. michael's hospitaltoronto, dec. 20, 2017--substitutin...



computer game helps scientists understand animal camouflage




online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and colour vision.



sleepovers with stuffed animals help children learn to read




image: this photo was presented to the children who participated in the stuffed animal sleepover program. view more credit: okayama universitysending stuffed animals for a sleepover at the library encourages children to read with them, even long after the sleepover took place, say researchers in a ...



raccoons solve an ancient puzzle, but do they really understand it?




scientists have been using an ancient greek fable written by aesop as inspiration to test whether birds and small children understand cause and effect relationships. in "the crow and the pitcher," a thirsty crow realises it should drop stones into a pitcher in order to raise the water level high eno...



meat of the future: from lab to plate




it's red and gooey. it sizzles and spits.the heady smell of burning flesh - a meat patty - hangs in the air.can you tell the difference between animal, plant and cultured meat?video duration00:51previous slidenext slidevideo duration02:49could lab-grown meat be in the futurecould lab-grown meat be i...



plant relationships breakdown when they meet new 'fungi'




gijsbert werner, postdoctoral fellow and stuart west, professor of evolutionary biology, both in the department of zoology, explain the process of plant cooperation, in relation to their new study published in pnas, which has shed light on why cooperative relationships breakdown.unseen to most of us...



soy protein concentrate can replace animal proteins in weanling pig diets




plant-derived proteins are less expensive than animal proteins if used in weanling pig diets, but may contain anti-nutritional factors that can negatively affect gut health and growth performance. however, results of a new study from the university of illinois indicate that soy protein concentrate (...



a new model for communication in plant cells




plant cells share a strange and surprising kinship with animal neurons: many plant cells have proteins that closely resemble glutamate receptors, which help to relay nerve signals from one neuron to another. while plants lack a true nervous system, previous studies have shown that plants need these ...



kids learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with humans than human-li




toronto, on - a study by researchers at the ontario institute for studies in education (oise) at the university of toronto found that four to six-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human characters than books with anthropomorphic (human-like) animals. the findings are noteworthy sin...



detailed new genome for maize shows the plant has deep resources for continued a




a new, much more detailed reference genome for maize, or corn, as it is called in the u.s., will be published in nature today. in its accounting of the sequence of dna letters in the plant's 10 chromosomes, the new version helps us understand as never before why maize, and not some other plant, is t...



turning food waste into animal feed could take a chunk out of livestock emission




using european plant and dairy waste as an alternative to soy-based animal feed could see a big drop in agricultural emissions and prevent deforestation.



study illuminates botanical bias




when botanists began collecting plant samples for herbaria more than a century ago, their goal was to catalog and understand the diversity of the natural world. these days scientists use the collections to understand the transformative effects of climate change.



plant fats are healthier than animal fats, study says




time healthfor more, visit time health.after being vilified for years, fat is having a comeback. but with so many sources and types of fat out there, it can be hard to keep track of what’s healthy and what’s not.a new study, however, offers a simple rule of thumb: plant fat sources appear to be ...



interdependence will balance out china-us relations: manoranjan mohanty




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fukushima seven years later—case closed?




on march 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck japan. the 9.0 magnitude tohoku earthquake triggered a 15-meter tidal wave, which hit the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant approximately 45 minutes later. the plant's power was knocked out and the backup generators crippled. after the emergency batte...



key research priorities for agricultural microbiomes




a coordinated effort to understand plant microbiomes could boost plant health and agricultural productivity, according to posy busby of oregon state university in corvallis and colleagues at eight other research institutions.like humans, plants live in intimate contact with microbes, including benef...



biodiversity negates carbon storage in seagrasses, new study finds




fiu researchers take samples of deep sediments in florida bay. credit: florida international universityseagrass meadows are great absorbers of carbon dioxide from the air. but the algae, animals, corals and plants that live among them release large amounts of carbon dioxide, according to newly relea...



meat of the future: from lab to plate




it's red and gooey. it sizzles and spits.the heady smell of burning flesh - a meat patty - hangs in the air.point lonsdale from the airvideo duration00:20previous slidenext slidevideo duration02:49could lab-grown meat be in the futurecould lab-grown meat be in the futureit's meat, but nothing was ki...



man sues city for smelling like "rancid dog food"




(des moines, iowa) — a man who wrote that his iowa hometown smelled of “rancid dog food” after an animal food processing plant moved in has sued the city, saying officials are trying to silence him.josh harms with help of the american civil liberties union seeks in federal court to block sible...



how understanding animals can help us make the most of artificial intelligence




autonomous cars aren’t smarter than dogs. credit: x posidevery day countless headlines emerge from myriad sources across the globe, both warning of dire consequences and promising utopian futures – all thanks to artificial intelligence. ai "is transforming the workplace," writes the wall street ...



agl generator steals the rare moon limelight as excited victoria follows journey




move over super blue blood moon, the generator is here, and it could be coming to a town near you, at a top speed of 20km/h.while it doesn't sound like a blockbuster event, the quirky story of an enormous power plant generator's 200-kilometre passage through victoria has captured the state's attent...



tiger bones? lion bones? an almost extinct cycad? on-the-spot dna checks at port




wildlife traffickers do their best to make animal and plant parts unidentifiable. when customs officials find bones, maybe all they can say, is that the bones belonged to large cats. then they have to ask: are those tiger bones? tigers are threatened with extinction and an international convention (...



self-defense for plants




this cartoon depicts a leaf with areas of damage (brown spots) caused by the plant's innate immune response. the superimposed schematic shows sober1's three-dimensional structure. credit: salk institutewhen you see brown spots on otherwise healthy green leaves, you may be witnessing a plant's immune...