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.
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.2 likes
22 Mar 2013
Climate change could shift the timing of seed germination in alpine plants3 likes
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
05 Mar 2013
A phylogenetic study has shown that related plants are used traditionally in three disparate regions to treat similar medical conditions.18 likes
04 Mar 2013
Revolving around a humble seed, this month's blog covers nearly everything from seed morphology and digestive problems to the beautiful smell of racing car engines and James Bond-style murder. Discover the useful, funny and lethal sides of one of the most notorious seeds on Earth!
21 Feb 2013
A new initiative aims to ensure the survival of 900 plant species in six Mediterranean islands.6 likes
14 Feb 2013
Compounds discovered in a species of rose native to the UK may help to unravel the complex taxonomy of Rosa.2 likes
18 Jan 2013
Stuart Cable and the team from Silo National des Graines Forestières visit the spiny forest to collect seeds for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.3 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.