Trees deal with climate change better than expected

The bend-don’t-break adaptability of trees extends to handling climate change, according to a new study that says forests may be able to deal with hotter temperatures and contribute less carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than scientists previously thought. In addition to taking in carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, plants also release it through a process called…

Elisabeth Murdoch’s new $150,000 prize aims to boost female artists

Philanthropist Elisabeth Murdoch aims to boost mid-career women artists with a big new cash prize. The Tate trustee, philanthropist, and daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch has created the Freelands Artist Award, an annual £100,000 (approximately $150,000) prize. The award will also provide its winner with a solo exhibition at one of six regional arts institutions, to…