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This post is totally off topic for jkOnTheRun but what the heck?  It is Saturday and because the weekend means yard work I can’t be the only one this appeals to.  Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have reported “success in determining the signalling pathway for steroid […]

This post is totally off topic for jkOnTheRun but what the heck?  It is Saturday and because the weekend means yard work I can’t be the only one this appeals to.  Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have reported “success in determining the signalling pathway for steroid hormones that regulates growth and development in plants”.  That phrase is a mouthful all right but breaking it down for you and me it means they may be able to develop lawn grass that never grows beyond a certain height.  Can you say no more mowing the lawn?  Hello, sign me up!  Seriously there are many wonderful implications for this science but I just can’t get past that no-mow lawn.  Yowza!

(HHMI via Science Blog)

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  3. Kevin C. Tofel Saturday, May 6, 2006

    Oh that’s just great. Right before I go outside to cut the lawn for the next two hours, I read this. Thanks a bunch. ;) Since I’m only 5’5″ (and a half!), I wonder if I have some of those hormones in me…hmm….

  4. Josh Bancroft Saturday, May 6, 2006

    Sign me up too, baby!

    I’m dreading going out and mowing my lawn this morning. I can’t afford one of those Roomba-like robomowers, and I’ve been unsuccessful in convincing my wife that we should just pour concrete on the whole lawn, so this might be just what I need! :-)

  5. Kevin C. Tofel Saturday, May 6, 2006

    Funny you should mention those Roomba-like lawnmowers Josh. I did fire up both the Roomba and the Scooba before I hit the tractor. At least SOME of the chores can be done while we’re sitting on our behinds these days! ;) I still want the grass that James wrote about though…

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