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Ask Riotact: Canberra nursery recommendation

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I’m just about to undertake some major landscaping around my house. Does anyone have recommendations on the best nurseries around Canberra to buy plants (natives / hedging etc) from? I’m not sure exactly what type of plants I will buy. So I’m after a nursery who could give some good recommendations (for plant […]

In Austin, a Bomber’s Rampage Exposes Racial Fault Lines Long Buried

3 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The bombs planted by a 23-year-old white man have raised lingering questions about race, geography and class in one of Texas’ most liberal cities.

Feral cats listed among top invasive species in the West

5 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

Some of the non-native plants, aquatic animals cost taxpayers millions of dollars to control them.        

What to Eat to Save the World: Jerked Jackfruit Tacos with Grilled Pineapple

FOOD IS THE SOLUTION: What to Eat to Save the World, by food systems advocate Matthew Prescott, is a gorgeous new book that will inspire us all to pitch in - by hand and fork - to put more plants on our plates. Prescott, a leader inShow More Summary

Conservative group tried to destroy the only black Republican in the Texas legislature

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The American Phoenix Foundation — a now-defunct conservative activist group known for attempting undercover stings of lawmakers and lobbyists — planted an intern in a Texas state lawmaker’s office during the 2013 legislative session in an effort to expose misdeeds, testimony in federal court...

Can You Really Dust Your Houseplants With A Banana Peel? We Tried It, Here Are Our Results!

It seems everyone and their brother has plant fever these days, and the only cure is MORE PLANTS! We've mastered the art of watering, they're all stayin' alive. Now we're onto more cosmetic issues, like: just how shiny and clean can I get my plants? Can I buff them with banana peels? READ MORE »

The Workaholics Episode That Planted The Seed For Netflix's Game Over, Man!

It turns out that Netflix's Game Over, Man! was inspired mainly by a specific episode of Comedy Central's Workaholics. Here's what comedian Blake Anderson told us.

World Water Day: How you and Surfrider can Make a Difference

How we treat our freshwater resources on land affects water quality downstream at the local beach, lake, or river. A reduction in water quality can disrupt the health of the entire coastal ecosystem, harming plants, wildlife, and even our own health and wellness. Show More Summary

Robot crawls through pipes to locate uranium

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When uranium enrichment plants are shut down, you can't just take the wrecking ball to them – you first have to remove and dispose of any still-radioactive piping. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robot thatShow More Summary

Nagano wine region, Japan (7) – Villa d’Est Garden Farm and Winery

Toy Tamamura Villa d’Est Garden Farm and Winery is the project of Toyoo Tamamura, who is an artist and a writer. He moved here in 1992 and initially just planted a small vineyard so he could make wines for his own consumption. It’s a beautiful spot, high up in the hills at 850 metres altitude, [...]

The circadian clock controls the cell cycle and tumor growth in plants

(Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) ) Biological rhythms are ubiquitous in nature, from the beating of the heart to the rhythms of flowering plants. A research team led by the Spanish researcher, Paloma Mas, has shown that the two main cellular oscillators -- the circadian clock and the cell cycle -- are closely connected. Show More Summary

Increasing Efficiency and Uptime with Predictive Maintenance

In many manufacturing plants today, monitoring is a highly manual process. FOURDOTONE Teknoloji analyzes data from sensors to enable manufacturers to respond immediately to problems, and predict when machines are likely to fail.

Unique communication strategy discovered in stem cell pathway controlling plant growth

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Researchers have identified a receptor on plant stem cells that can issue different instructions about how to grow. Tweaking this pathway can lead to bigger fruits or more seeds in important food crop...

Unique communication strategy discovered in stem cell pathway controlling plant growth

A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has identified a protein receptor on stem cells involved in plant development that can issue different instructions about how to grow depending on what peptide (protein fragment) activates it.

The circadian clock controls the cell cycle and tumor growth in plants

Biological rhythms are ubiquitous in nature, from the beating of the heart to the rhythms of flowering plants. This rhythmicity is in some instances determined by the oscillations in the activity of cellular proteins, which mark the rhythms of the processes they control. Show More Summary

Report: Coal's tipping point near, but Paris climate goals are not

Declines in coal power plant construction are projected to push the fuel over the edge -- but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, report says

Coal Plant Development Continues To Drop For Second Year Straight

The development of coal-fired power plants fell significantly for the second year in a row in 2017, with new construction down by 73% between 2015 and 2017, thanks in large part to tighter restrictions in China and a lack of private financing in India. 

The DEA Crackdown on Thomas Jefferson's Poppy Plants

12 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In 1991, recreating Jefferson's legendary garden meant running afoul of federal law.

Pineal Psychedelics: Does The Human Brain Produce Its Own Hallucinogens?

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"A potent, short-lasting compound that has been found throughout the plant kingdom" - notably, in ayahuasca - "DMT can induce the sensation of leaving the body, producing profound changes in sensory perception, mood and thought, when it is administered externally - for instance, when it's smoked or injected. Those under the influence sometimes compare the […]

Want to fight crime? Plant some flowers with your neighbor

Neighborhoods struggling with physical decline and high crime often become safer simply when local residents work together to fix up their neighborhood.

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