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.
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.5 likes
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.0 likes
03 May 2013
Understanding the regeneration and pollination requirements for Anemone pulsatilla in the UK.4 likes
02 May 2013
In this guest blog from the Trading Consequences team, find out how digital data produced by Kew's Directors' Correspondence team is being brought to life and can be used to visualise the British Empire's 19th Century trade networks
03 Apr 2013
A substantial rearrangement of generic boundaries in the widely cultivated Oncidium group of orchids has been agreed by the orchid community.2 likes
26 Mar 2013
Researchers establish a hypothesis for the evolution of palms in time and space.3 likes
26 Mar 2013
Researchers untangle the names of spiny wild aubergines.1 like
22 Mar 2013
Climate change could shift the timing of seed germination in alpine plants3 likes
Since the advent of intensive agriculture mankind has relied on fewer and fewer plant species for food. Using examples from around the world, this talk examines some key solutions being developed for long term food security.
07 Mar 2013
The move from a “traditional” to a “phylogenetic” classification of grasses (Poaceae) has resulted in 10% of species having their scientific name changed.5 likes
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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.