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.
20 Sep 2012
Here comes a slightly different 'Seed of the Month' blog by the Millennium Seed Bank's Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, in which he explains why saving seeds is more than just a good idea!
31 Jul 2012
With the help of the new government in Iraq, work is underway to complete the Flora of Iraq after 25 years on hold.10 likes
25 Jul 2012
The number of species in the coffee genus has increased from 104 to 124 as a result of a new systematic study.7 likes
24 Jul 2012
After previously exploring colourful, enigmatic, poisonous and sadistic seeds, in his new blog, Wolfgang goes nuts about nuts.
19 Jul 2012
Researchers have investigated why there are more species of Gladiolus in the Cape of southern Africa than in the Mediterranean Basin.0 likes
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership strengthens its link with the International Seed Testing Association
16 Jul 2012
A Memorandum of Collaboration has been signed between the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership and the International Seed Testing Association. It will deepen our commitment to the maintenance and improvement of seed quality for research, agricultural and forestry use, and for restoration and re-introduction purposes.2 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.