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Fraxinus Game Crowdsources Fight Against Deadly Plant Disease

Science can be fun, and the scientists from Sainsbury Laboratory along with Team Cooper, a Sheffield, UK based gaming company are literally trying to prove it by developing a game called “Fraxinus” for Facebook. The game taps into the power of crowdsourcing by encouraging active involvement of Facebook users in research by playing it. Fraxinus […]

Plants Run Calculations to Get Through the Night

One of the first things we learn in science class is that plants are autotrophic organisms, and they produce starch by the process of photosynthesis in the presence of sunlight and carbon dioxide. As the first sentence clearly states, plants won’t be able to generate food during night. Meaning, it has to depend on stored […]