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Getting Started Flasking Orchids
Getting ready to flask an orchid seed pod for the first time? This blog post will give you some invaluable advice and a list of materials, along with a great recipe for orchid germination agar.
Feb 12, 2020 by Tectract
Botany & Horticulture Articles
DeepMind's protein-folding AI has solved a 50-year-old grand challenge of biology

DeepMind has already notched up a streak of wins, showcasing AIs that have learned to play a variety of complex games with superhuman skill, from Go and StarCraft to Atari's entire back catalogue. But Demis Hassabis, DeepMind's public face and co-founder, has always stressed that these successes were just stepping stones towards a larger goal:...

Jan 19, 2021 by MIT Technology Review
Science & Medicine News
Secrets of the orchid mantis revealed - it doesn't mimic an orchid after all

In his 1879 account of wanderings in the Orient, the travel writer James Hingston describes how, in West Java, he was treated to a bizarre experience: I am taken by my kind host around his garden, and shown, among other things, a flower, a red orchid, that catches and feeds upon live flies.

Mar 28, 2020 by James Gilbert
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Caring for Phragmipediums

The following care and culture information applies primarily to the following species (and hybrids of): besseae, fischeri, kovachii, schlimii, caudatum, caricinum, wallisii, boissierianum, longifolium, warscewiczianum, and pearcei. This group of phrags grow along streams or on rocky slopes that are typically more alkaline in nature due to the interaction of rainwater and seepage with limestone (bicarbonate).

Feb 14, 2020 by Dustin Miller via Here But Not
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Fireflies are facing extinction due to habitat loss, pesticides and artificial light

(CNN) -- Around the world, fireflies light up the night with their shimmering bodies. But scientists say this magical display is under threat -- with the loss of their natural habitats, pesticide use and artificial light putting some of the 2,000 or so species at risk of extinction.

Jun 04, 2020 by Katie Hunt, CNN
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
When damaged, the adult brain repairs itself by going back to the beginning

Summary: Mouse models of corticospinal injuries reveal adult neurons begin a natural regeneration process by reverting back to an embryonic state. The regeneration is sustained with the help of a gene more commonly associated with Huntington's disease.

Apr 22, 2020 by Neuroscience News
Science & Medicine Blogs
Greenhouses brace for coronavirus impact

Production continues with a push for online sales and delivery, with an air of caution for what's to come.

Mar 26, 2020 by Greenhouse Management
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
The incredible Phragmipedium Kovachii!

Here is a video we took in February 2019 of Phragmipedium kovachii "Tesoro Morado". Jason Fischer shares information and growing tips about this stunning orchid species.

Jan 24, 2020 by OrchidWeb
Botany & Horticulture Blogs



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