Monthly Archives: June 2015

Underpinnings of drought tolerance in plants

Genome-wide analysis elucidates drought-tolerance system in Arabidopsis Date: June 11, 2015 Source: American Society of Plant Biologists Summary: Drought is one of the most urgent environmental crises facing the world today. Scientists have now used a genome-wide approach to studying … Continue reading

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The truth about why things smell bad: Vibrating molecules

http://io9.com/5761442/the-truth-about-why-things-smell-bad-vibrating-molecules For over a century, our sense of smell has been explained with the “lock and key” hypothesis, which holds that each odor molecule has a particular shape that allows it to fit into particular smell receptors in the nose. … Continue reading

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How do the mechanics of smell work?

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2989/how-do-the-mechanics-of-smell-work A STAFF REPORT FROM THE STRAIGHT DOPE SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD How do the mechanics of smell work? April 22, 2008 Dear Straight Dope: When an aroma reaches whatever internal sinus patch is responsible for the sense of smell, what … Continue reading

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