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Plant Science

This isn’t science fiction or even the sort of space science that we usually mention here, but yesterday Discoblog linked to an article detailing a study which suggests that talking to your plants actually can make them grow better. Researchers recorded volunteer “plant whisperers” and played the recordings to tomato plants (via headphones attached to the plants at root level, which I find endlessly amusing). Plants that were talked to demonstrated greater growth than a control group, and womens’ voices seemed to work better than mens’.

The thing that makes me happiest about this article is the information that one of the recordings played to the tomatoes was a reading from Day of the Triffids.

Posted in News, Science June 24th, 2009 by Chip
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