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    A small dose of plant science and Focus with

    Plants on Earth being productive at some point in their life cycles is critical for their – and our lives. Productivity is also a common new year’s resolution for humans. Productivity in plants means photosynthesis, respiration, and foraging/harvesting air and soil resources to grow and blossom. For scientists, it’s measured in experiments done, data analyzed, […] More

  • A scene from Episode 2 of Food: Delicious Science, "A Matter of Taste". Host James Wong and a Quechua family detoxifies potatoes for long-term food security.
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    Experimental Eating in Food: Delicious Science

    Food: Delicious Science connects food, science, and people compellingly. The stories is presents are a good resource for instructors and those looking for ways to deepen curiosity about food and plants. It may also inspire reflections about what we eat and where our food comes from. And some of the experiments they do in the […] More

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    The State of The World’s Plants 2017

    Orchids top the list for most traded, and endangered, plant families. This is according to the new Kew Gardens State of The World’s Plants report (SOTWP) released on May 18, 2017. The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora sets the rules and guidelines for traded plants. 26,567 orchids […] More

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    Botanical Interest in ‘No Such Thing as a Fish’

    One of my favorite podcasts is ‘No Such Thing as a Fish‘ (NSTaaF) from the QI elves (writers). Each week, the four co-hosts bring a fact they present to the others and discuss. In Episode 167, “No Such Thing as Milk From a Yak“, two of the four segments were devoted to botanical subjects. One […] More

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    Five Books From Oxford University Press to Deepen Your Fascination with Plants

    The publisher of The Annals of Botany Company journals  Annals of Botany and AoB Plants,  Oxford University Press, has many titles about plants and plant science to further explore the fascinating world of plants. Here is a curated list of some of them in observation of Fascination of Plants Day 2017: Flora of Middle Earth Walter […] More