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Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have been pinpointed by scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK. Research offers a way to answer fun…

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Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have been pinpointed by scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK. Research offers a way to answer fun…

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Algae – a novel solution to the climate crisis?

By 2050, the world will need to produce 70% more food than in 2005, and will need 50% more fresh water and fuel, while reducing CO2 emissions by 100%. Professor Ben Hankamer and Juliane Wolf discuss …

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Wheat field trial heralds UK acceptance of gene edited crops

Post Brexit, the UK is free to make its own decisions around genetic editing of food crops based on the science. Here, Dermot Martin discusses a research project that seeks to disable a potentially c…

Interviews

Banking botanicals: protecting plants and safeguarding seeds

Following up on the wonderful photo story, ‘Botanical biodiversity banked’, published on our website last November in celebration of MSB’s 20th anniversary,  we decided to ask Dr Chris Cockel what it…

Focal Point

Water droplet

This amazing image – Crack Patterns I, by Thomas Séon – shows a water droplet falling onto a silicon substrate at -36°C...