Scientists from the University of Silesia have developed two solutions accelerating the process of obtaining new barley varieties. They skip one of the key stages of plant reproduction, namely fertilization and a several-year cycle of crossing.
Corals are more complex organisms than some researchers have believed. These animals are able to regulate the formation of minerals from which their skeleton is formed, according to research led by Polish scientists, who discovered corals with an unusual skeleton structure. And this means that there is a chance that some of the corals will be able to cope with the increasing acidification of the oceans.
The SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus dominated the year 2020, but a lot of interesting things also happened in science. For starters, a probe embarked towards the Sun, the Americans flew into Earth's orbit on a private shuttle, the legendary Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed and record heat was recorded in Antarctica, to name but a few.