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New research sheds light on why plants change sex

Plants with a particular breeding system change their sex depending on how much light they receive, new scientific research has revealed. The ability of plants to flower one year as male and the next as female, or vice versa, is well documented in ‘dioecious’ plants, however the causes of...

Life Sciences to lead LiGHTS Nights science extravaganza

Skeletons, bush-crickets and dogs helping human health, these are just a few of the fascinating interactive sessions running for an extraordinary one-day science showcase hosted by the University of Lincoln. LiGHTS Nights – a celebration of how science and technology impacts on our daily lives –will take place on the...

Remember Sir Joseph Banks

Learn more about Sir Joseph Banks in a FREE talk at the Lincoln Cathedral on April 28th. The University of Lincoln’s Joseph Banks Laboratories is named in memory after the famous Lincolnshire science patron. The talk named “Sir Joseph Banks in Iceland and the North Atlantic” will be given in...