Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Global water supplies are ‘in distress’, scientists warn

More than a third of the world’s biggest aquifers, a vital source of fresh water for millions, are “in distress” because human activities are draining them, according to satellite observations. Scientists from Nasa, the US space agency, and the University of California, Irvine, analysed 10 years of data from the twin Grace satellites, which measure [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scientists Discover the Genes for Supersizing Fruit

In a paper published in Nature Genetics, scientists trace the size of tomatoes to a set of genes that govern stem cells in the growing tip of the plant, called the meristem. The bigger the meristem, the bigger the resulting tomato. Normally, two genes balance the growth of the meristem: WUSCHEL makes it grow and [...]

By | June 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments