Science and conservation news
Keep up to date with the latest science and conservation news and blogs from Kew. Here you will find all the latest articles about our work in the UK and around the world. Research news of interest to specialists is reported in our specialist science news page and our newsletter Kew Scientist.
25 Nov 2010
Autumn is the time when the badgers at Kew Gardens take advantage of the crop of yew berries surrounding their setts as a source of food. But how do they enjoy this succulent feast without being poisoned?20 likes
15 Nov 2010
Discover how an effort to improve my French led to an entertaining scientific journey to 19th Century Mauritius.
12 Nov 2010
Nick Johnson explains how a new botanic garden on Montserrat used Rondeletia buxifolia as an alternative hedging plant in the garden to inspire others to follow suit, encouraging the use of island endemics instead of invasives.
12 Nov 2010
This next decade will be about winding down the unsustainable business models of the 20th Century and evolving new 21st Century business models that are fit for purpose.
05 Nov 2010
A beautiful passionflower is amongst the species found in some of the country's most threatened habitats.0 likes
04 Nov 2010
A new breakthrough by scientists at the University of Sheffield, involving scientists from Kew, has shed light on how the Earth’s first plants began to colonise the land over 470 million years ago by forming a partnership with soil fungi.11 likes
04 Nov 2010
Colin Clubbe from Kew's UK Overseas Territories team reports on the latest news about the newly created Chagos Marine Reserve.
01 Nov 2010
Kew's Director, Professor Stephen Hopper talks about Kew's response to the agreement reached in Nagoya last week to protect the natural environment. A positive outcome for conserving the world's biodiversity.14 likes
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14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
14 Sep 2011
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announced today that Director (CEO and Chief Scientist), Professor Stephen Hopper FLS will step down in autumn 2012 after six years in the job.