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100-word explainer: When is a microbe not a microbe?

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Farming: horizontally outside or vertically inside?

Agriculture takes up approximately 38% of the total land on earth. This figure has been relatively stable since a rapid...
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How I wrote a PhD thesis and had the time of my life

I finished my PhD a few years ago. And to do this, I had a write an incredibly long document...
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