Drugging plants to learn their secrets
New University of Melbourne research finds that discovering chemicals and drugs that affect the circadian rhythms of plants could improve crop yields.
Your face is muted
Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the search for technologies that help us bridge the gap towards humane interactions in a hi-tech world.
How plants tell time
Plants can’t go to a fridge for a midnight snack, but a new University of Melbourne-led study shows they sense time at dusk to conserve energy made from the sun
The chemical that tells plants when it’s time to sleep
Ethylene, the hormone responsible for fruit ripening, also helps regulate plants' circadian rhythms, University of Melbourne research has found.
Scaring the daylights out of our body clocks
You can blame our internal body clocks for any daylight savings lethargy you may feel, but sleep experts say there are ways to minimise the damage.