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The Quest to Re-Invent Photosynthesis Just Got More Colourful

Green may be the Plant Kingdom’s colour of choice, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it takes only a little chemical tuning to turn chlorophyll—the light-absorbing pigment that colours plants green—blue, red, orange, or any other hue under the sun. Read More >>

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We Don’t Actually Know Why Plants Are Green

We already know why all plants appear green: it's because they're full of the light-absorbing chemical known as chlorophyll. But since they appears green — bouncing back green and yellow light waves — it means it's not 100 per cent efficient at absorbing all of the Sun's rays. So why aren't all plants black instead? Read More >>