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Sustainable vertical farming meets personalised nutrition

Added: 13 Sep 2021

A new project is set to bring sustainable vertical farming and personalised nutrition into the home…

The sweet sense of sustainability – repurposing sugar

Added: 10 Sep 2021

As we all look to our waistlines, understanding more about healthy eating and seeking to make healt…

Making a clean break from plastics

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Plastic is no longer fantastic. Nadine Bellamy-Thomas looks at how laboratories are adopting more s…

Banking botanicals: protecting plants and safeguarding seeds

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Following up on the wonderful photo story, ‘Botanical biodiversity banked’, published on our websit…

UKRI funding to bring the public into the heart of five research projects

Added: 27 May 2021

UK Research and Innovation is encouraging people from across the UK to actively contribute to five …

The first frost is the deepest - understanding the biochemical flowering brake in plants

Added: 17 May 2021

The first frost of autumn may be grim for gardeners but the latest evidence reveals it is a profoun…

How moths find their flame - genetics of mate attraction discovered

Added: 14 May 2021

Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer m…

Learning on the fly: Computer model links insect and mammalian learning

Added: 7 May 2021

Even the humble fruit fly craves a dose of the happy hormone, according to a new study from the Uni…

Some like it hot - our May/June issue cover story on thermophiles as biotechnological targets

Added: 28 Apr 2021

Thermophiles are fascinating microorganisms that include fungi, algae, cyanobacteria, and protozoa.…

Making music with spiders webs and talking arachnid: discover more at ACS Spring 2021

Added: 12 Apr 2021

Imagine being able to talk to spiders in their own language! Scientists report that they have trans…

Bioluminescence: a life study of ocean light

Added: 30 Mar 2021

Bioluminescence is visually magical and has inspired many scientists to dive deep to discover its s…

COVID waste is killing animals - how to pick COVID PPE litter safely

Added: 26 Mar 2021

How many times have you stepped over someone else's lost or discarded facemask crushed in the dirt …

Tracking mosquito flight patterns in 3D using digital holography and mathematics

Added: 12 Mar 2021

Researchers have been asked to use large field-of-view digital holography to accurately apply 3D tr…

Crowd research recovers biodiversity as 17 previously lost plant species are rehabilitated

Added: 9 Mar 2021

Imagine rediscovering not one, but seventeen species that had been designated as extinct? A well or…

Vital biodiversity collections face drop in specimen deposits

Added: 1 Jan 2021

Kansas researchers argue that expanded biodiversity infrastructure will be an essential front line …

Botanical biodiversity banked: Happy anniversary MSBKew

Added: 24 Nov 2020

Kew Gardens is a magical destination, delighting tourists young and old with its enormous tress, be…

#DryLabsRealScience: Teaching practicals without labs

Added: 16 Nov 2020

Wondering how to teach wet science, forensics and laboratory best practice remotely? Or have you al…

Self-watering soil could transform farming

Added: 9 Nov 2020

They say water is set to become more valuable than oil, with water scarcity becoming one of the mos…

Feeding the world

Added: 2 Oct 2020

An international team of researchers led by Mario Herrero at CSIRO, Australia’s national science ag…

Machine Learning provides insight into cannabis strains

Added: 30 Sep 2020

Cannabis data lacking, but machine learning could help

THC and CBD; Anyone who has used, sold, stu…