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Watch the world’s worst-smelling flower bloom before it’s too late

Watch the world’s worst-smelling flower bloom before it’s too late Thousands of people are heading to the New York Botanical gardens, and many more are tuning in online to watch a flower bloom.That may seem odd, especially since the flower smells of rotting flesh, but for the Amorphophallus titanium, also known as the corpse flower, it’s a rare event indeed.

Scientists figure out how to tweak plant genomes to boost photosynthesis

Scientists figure out how to tweak plant genomes to boost photosynthesis Ample sunlight is good…except when there’s too much of it, which can cause damage to the plant’s cells.As the sun moves across the sky, changes in light can leave many leaves in the shade with a depressed rate of photosynthesis.