Specialist science news
Keep up to date with specialist science news from Kew. Find out more about the latest research and projects that scientists and conservationists at Kew are involved in.
29 Nov 2013
Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank brings partners from across the Caribbean together to learn about banking seeds of their native plants.
18 Nov 2013
The complex history of the family Tecophilaeaceae has been revealed by molecular methods.0 likes
31 Oct 2013
Kew mycologists discover two new species of waxcap mushroom, one named to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.0 likes
10 Oct 2013
Kew mycologists collaborate on the first official fungal Red Data List for Great Britain.0 likes
24 Sep 2013
A new research facility opens to support biodiversity restoration in the southern Amazon ‘arc of deforestation’.0 likes
19 Sep 2013
Reports from an international workshop on plant conservation on Mediterranean islands are now available.4 likes
03 Sep 2013
Kew scientists investigate the occurrence of alkaloids in the heartwood of Taxus baccata (European yew).6 likes
27 Aug 2013
Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank visits the forests of Montserrat in the eastern Caribbean to collect seeds of their native plants with staff from the Department of Environment.
29 Jul 2013
A plant used by farmers in Africa to control pest insects occurs in two varieties. Only one is effective, and many farmers are growing the wrong type.0 likes
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05 Dec 2013
Kew's paper conservators Emma Le Cornu and Eleanor Hasler had to think big when treating a linocut of the Pagoda by Edward Bawden. Here they explain how this damaged artwork was returned to its former glory in the conservation studio.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
18 May 2010
Kew’s top propagation ‘code-breaker’, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, has cracked the enigma of growing a rare species of African waterlily. The 'thermal’ lily (Nymphaea thermarum) is believed to be the smallest waterlily in the world, with pads that can be as little as 1 cm in diameter.