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Moss 2016 : amidst a packed midsession at the annual conference for molecular bryologists, a sample of moss was passed around the...
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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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Environmental effects of China smoking

Tobacco and cigarettes are bad. Most people would agree with this statement, even in a world full of different opinions....
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The real hustle: how a plant conned fungi

Plants are great producers – they’re the source of food for many of earth’s animals, insects and microbes. As autotrophic ,...
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PCR: miracle tool helps solve crimes and cure diseases

Scientific studies usually start with a valid hypothesis supported by previous observations. Some investigations are driven by curiosity, some by...
May 02, 2017
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Why I marched for science

In the early hours of 22 April 2017, I did something unusual. I woke up in the early morning, which...
Apr 25, 2017
512

Chemicals: creators, sustainers and destroyers

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “chemicals”? A large majority of people...
Apr 10, 2017
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Air pollution: can we fix it?

The sheer beauty of Kathmandu – the cultural city of temples with more  UNESCO world heritage sites  than any other cities in the world...
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High-tech agriculture can prevent oncoming global water wars

Forget about oil or gas – you should be worrying about the less discussed but far more concerning fact that...