Never mow your grass again- ain’t science grand?

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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