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In this “Scientific News” blog we inform about the origin of life: how plants and animals developed and obtained the current appearance. We collect and develop ideas that arise when studying the current composition of living beings. From the theories of Oparin or J. Watson to the origin of the organs and their evolutionary importance, without forgetting the first vegetable and animal prokaryotes. All this together with the sense of the word disseminate: “to spread or give out something, especially news, information, ideas, etc., to a lot of people”, according to Cambridge Dictionary.
Colaboradores VD - 27/07/2018Intelligence 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...
VD - 24/06/2018The 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...
VD - 13/05/2018The 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.
VD - 6/05/2018Dating 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...
VD - 22/04/2018The 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.
VD - 25/03/2018Biomimicry. Dissemination 111th
Janine Benyus (New Jersey 1958) presented in 1997 her book "Biomimicry: innovation inspired by Nature" where she defended the idea: "We must ask nature about how we can design the products and processes that allow us to solve the needs of Humanity in a...