Scientists discovered that plants living at high altitudes in Tibet can ‘predict’ a coming monsoon by unfolding their leaves. Photo: Handout

Plants that can predict the weather? Scientists find them in Tibet - and they may have evolved to withstand climate change

Some grass species on Tibetan Plateau can tell when Indian monsoon is coming and go into self-defence mode, Sino-European team finds in breakthrough discovery

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Scientists discovered that plants living at high altitudes in Tibet can ‘predict’ a coming monsoon by unfolding their leaves. Photo: Handout
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.