Smells like love…to sea lampreys

Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. Spermine, an...

Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs and increases chronic lung disease risk

A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased...

Tracing the roots: Mapping a vegetable family tree for better food

Scientists have challenged prior theories of the origins of three vegetables -- canola, rutabaga and Siberian kale -- by mapping the genetic family tree...

Transformed tobacco fields could cuts costs for medical proteins

A new study describes the first successful rearing of engineered tobacco plants in order to produce medical and industrial proteins outdoors in the field,...

Frankincense is endangered

There are fewer and fewer trees that can produce this beloved aromatic resin.

Malaysia struggles with its dubious reputation for palm oil

It resents the world for criticizing the industry, yet understands that some things need to change.

Plants don’t think, they grow: The case against plant consciousness

If a tree falls, and no one's there to hear it, does it feel pain and loneliness? No, experts argue in an opinion article...

Fair trade falls short when it comes to hired farm workers

But this doesn't mean we should give up on fair trade certification.

Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution

Observations of bonobos in the Congo basin foraging in swamps for aquatic herbs rich in iodine, a critical nutrient for brain development and higher...

Chemical language of plants depends on context

Scientists studied the ecological function of linalool in Nicotiana attenuata tobacco plants. They found the gene responsible for linalool synthesis and release which vary...

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