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.
12 Jul 2013
A DNA sequencing breakthrough has used samples from Kew's Fungarium to show that genetic information can be accessed from even very old samples, holding out the promise of significant discoveries which may have profound impacts on all our lives.3 likes
10 Jul 2013
Through its yam research programme, RBG Kew is providing scientific data contributing to improving food security and conserving yam diversity in some of the lowest GDP per capita countries.0 likes
26 Jun 2013
Scientists from China and Kew Gardens have discovered 10 new species of nettle in the caves and gorges of southwestern China.7 likes
10 Jun 2013
Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.24 likes
06 Jun 2013
Lord Howe Island provides evidence in plants for the ‘syngameon hypothesis’ of adaptive evolution.0 likes
23 May 2013
Research at the Millennium Seed Bank (RBG Kew) and the University of Reading has identified a new typology of seed development.0 likes
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.8 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.5 likes
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
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Science & Conservation news
09 Dec 2013
Sarah Cody explains how gap analysis is helping our partners collect the seed of crop wild relatives (CWR) for a project called 'Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change', run jointly by Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
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.