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Why school biology textbooks need to redraw the plant and animal cell
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Chemicals: creators, sustainers and destroyers
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Food waste and food loss: tech to the rescue
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A final year PhD student got in touch with me recently to get some advice about career options outside academia....
Top heavy, tall, short, naked or hairy: shaping a plant