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The Heartland Study To Measure Health, Generational Impacts Of Herbicides On Mothers, Infants In Midwest by Ken Roseboro

A new in-depth study has been launched to measure the health effects of herbicides such as glyphosate, dicamba, and 2,4-D on mothers and infants living in the midwestern United States. The Heartland Study will try to answer the question: Is rising herbicide exposure leading to reproductive problems, adverse birth outcomes or developmental delays in America’s […]

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How Venus Flytraps Store Short-Term ‘Memories’ Of Prey by Curtis Segarra

Calcium concentrations in leaf cells signal when the carnivorous plants should snap shut. A Venus flytrap’s short-term “memory” can last about 30 seconds. If an insect taps the plant’s sensitive hairs only once, the trap remains still. But if the insect taps again within about half a minute, the carnivorous plant’s leaves snap shut, ensnaring […]