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Sick bees eat healthier

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Hydrogen peroxide protects plants against sun damage

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Global hot spot maps link consumers with impacts

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A new generation of Indian farmers rejects industrial food production

Supported by the Amrita Bhoomi Agroecology Centre, young farmers are experimenting with natural farming methods, while saving money and lives in the process.

Could 3D seaweed farms save our climate and heal our oceans?

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How improved valves let grasses 'breathe,' cope with climate change

New work from a joint team of plant biologists and ecologists from Carnegie and Stanford University has uncovered the factor behind an important innovation...

From the somatic cell to the germ cell

An international scientific consortium including the Freiburg plant biologist Prof. Dr. Thomas Laux has discovered a regulatory pathway that turns plants' ordinary somatic cells...

Kids’ wildlife preferences differ from island to mainland

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Espresso envy: how the coffee borer survives caffeine overdoses

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