Scientists from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) have discovered the power of prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata), revealing that this native perennial grass used for biomass energy production, can withstand extremely cold temperature.
Researchers from University of Washington and University of York have developed a transgenic grass species that can neutralize toxic compounds found in bombs, explosives and ammunition.
Living green may be possible as a new study reveals that researchers have found out a way to harness "green energy" from the most common of things -- garden grass.
With heavier rainfall sweeping through the African savanna, one would expect to see more thriving populations of trees. However, it turns out trees' deep roots are actually disadvantageous and don't allow the plants to suck up abundant water resources.
Using fossilized teeth, researchers found that humans adapted a grass-based diet 400,000 years earlier than previously thought. This sheds light on how habitat change shaped human evolution.
It's allergy season, and as if everyone wasn't sneezing and wheezing enough, now new research says that allergy attacks could increase with climate change as the notorious ragweed pollen spreads.