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Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen

The Science of Discworld series is one of the more interesting ideas in popular science writing. The first came out in the late 90s...

Tales of tethers and tentacles: golgins in plants

As plant Golgi bodies move through the cell along the actin cytoskeleton, they face the need to maintain their polarized stack structure whilst receiving,...

Banking on future food security

Carolyn Fry, Sue Seddon and Gail Vines’ The last great plant hunt (2011, published by Kew Publishing at £25.00 in hardback) is difficult to...

Book reviews and a poll – what about ‘bad’ books?

  Development of thoughts or ideas, and dissemination of techniques or methods, happens not only in the pages of Journals or on the web, but...

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Complex interplay of responses when plants experience canopy shading

Plants react to both decreased red:far red ratio and decreased photosynthetically active radiation, and in different ways.

Simulated Herbivory Leads Grasses to Pass Fungal Symbionts to Their Offspring

Many grasses host symbiotic fungi, Epichloë spp. These fungi can help grasses tolerate herbivory, or help repel herbivores. But how do these...

The Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson

(or Gardening to Save the Planet) On my every growing to-do list is create...

X-ray dose limits for microscopy lower than we thought

Subtle damage to hydrated tissue occurs at a far lower dosage than previously thought, and may be difficult to recognize.