New research suggests plants use sound to find water and survive

For years, certain farmers and plant enthusiasts have claimed that playing music to plants makes them grow better. Brushed off as pseudoscience in the past, it now seems research does, in fact, show that plants utilize the sounds of nature – everything from the buzzing of an insect to the sound of water rushing through a pipe – to find water and survive.
In a recent study conducted by Monica Gagliano, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Western Australia, pea seedlings were placed in…


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