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VD - 4/02/2019

Vegetable LUCA: the first LUCA. Science blog 117th

At the end of his work On The Origin Of Species Charles Darwin wrote: "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powders, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one...". Charles Darwin was defining -even without naming...


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Colaboradores VD - 27/07/2018

Intelligence of plants. Science Blog 116th

Mimosa pudica is a plant of American origin, which has been the subject of numerous studies for its ability to react to external stimuli by closing its leaves. Considering all the trials, the one made by Rene Desfontaines (1750-1833) in 1803 is of great...


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VD - 24/06/2018

The intelligence of plants. Science Blog 115th

The interest of the study on the intelligence of plants can be primary, that is to say, interest in the subject itself. However, in the context of the study of the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the study of the intelligence of plants acquires a...


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VD - 13/05/2018

The intelligence of plants. Dissemination 114th

It is considered that all living beings, that are related to the outside, and respond accordingly, have some form of intelligence. But because of their lack of motility, traditionally, it has been considered that plants lack of intelligence.


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VD - 6/05/2018

Dating of new vestiges of life. Dissemination 113th

A research team from University College London (UCL) has dated between 4280 and -3,770 million, the age of fossil bacteria located on the banks of the Hudson River (Nuvvuagittuq in Canada), an area of ancient hydrothermal vents. This finding brings...


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VD - 22/04/2018

The movement of plants. Dissemination 112th

The leaves of Erythrina crista-galli, a tree belonging to the order of the Fabales, family of the fabaceae, daily perform a phenomenon known as "nyctinasty" which consists of folding its leaves on the trunk at night and deploy them at dawn.


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