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Tackling plant blindness: Botany by stealth…

School lessons devoted to plants may be off-putting to those students who are already plant-averse. So, why not smuggle bits of plant information into lessons on topics as diverse as Geography, History, Art & Design, and Computing to show how relevant plants are?

One hundred and twenty-five years of the Annals of Botany

By August 2012, the Annals of Botany had been published without a break for 125 years.

Happy Pumpkin Day to all our American Readers!

Today is a holiday (Thanksgiving) in the USA and most of our American readers will be taking a well earned day off in...

In praise of Urtica dioica

In the bad old days before Mr Sainsbury and Mr Tesco worked their airmiles magic on the planet, this time of year was known...

Go to work on a potato

I didn't do modern history at school so my impression of the industrial revolution is largely a mish-mash of pop history and some misremembered...

The fashionably late arrival of cucumbers in Europe #bad11

You might put together a salad from what you’ve grown in your back garden, but it’s a surprisingly cosmopolitan meal. Tomatoes came from Mesoamerica...

The origin of modern Botany and the Infinite Monkey Cage

Some ideas work and some ideas don't. Sticking Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince together for half an hour each week works. The Infinite...

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