Waarom zijn bladeren eigenlijk groen en hoe komt het dat ze van kleur veranderen in de herst?
The images in cave paintings were long believed to be strongly influenced by the consumption of hallucinogenic substances. New scientific findings have researchers question this theory.
Seagrass is among the most important marine plants, as it harbors whole ecosystems and also stores carbon dioxide. Areas in which these underwater meadows grow have declined drastically, US scientists started a reforestation campaign, to give endangered species a new habitat and to fight climate crisis.
Bumblebees benefit from broad bean plants. By planting these crops, the declining bumblebee population can be increased again.
How do you make decisions if you cannot think? How do you respond to danger if you cannot run or hide? Plants know the answer to these questions. And fundamental researchers all over the world try to understand them as well.
Laatst zag ik een klein glazen potje met iets behoorlijk bizars erin.
Last month, in the Dutch town of Doetinchem, nature managers applied sun cream onto the bark of beech trees. Is that really necessary?
From fundamental research to an application
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are powerful tools that help scientists study the foundation of life. The knowledge that can be created with them is the basis for applications everyone can benefit from. It can be the cure of a disease or the cure of hunger. The GMOs are made to be used in a laboratory, but the knowledge that is created with them is made for everyone.