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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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This Sweet-Smelling Herb Can Ward Away Mosquitoes

This Sweet-Smelling Herb Can Ward Away Mosquitoes | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Traditionally used by some Native American peoples, sweetgrass contains chemicals known to repel pesky bugs
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Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe

Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Intuition can encourage opinions that are contrary to the facts
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California’s Forests Were Born to Burn | SciTech Connect

California’s Forests Were Born to Burn | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
It is fire season and dry forests like those in the Lake fire area near Big Bear are born to burn and need to do so to rejuvenate.
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That Neat and Tidy Map of Tastes on the Tongue You Learned in School is All Wrong | SciTech Connect

That Neat and Tidy Map of Tastes on the Tongue You Learned in School is All Wrong | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Everybody has seen the tongue map – that diagram of the tongue with different sections cordoned off for taste receptors. Turns out it's completely wrong.
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Primed for Battle: Helping Plants Fight off Pathogens by Enhancing Their Immune Systems | SciTech Connect

Primed for Battle: Helping Plants Fight off Pathogens by Enhancing Their Immune Systems | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Learn what plant pathologists are doing to enhance plant immune systems to protect our food supply.
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The Secret Language of Plants | Quanta Magazine

The Secret Language of Plants |  Quanta Magazine | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Striking evidence that plants warn each other of environmental dangers is reviving a once ridiculed field.
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With This Self-Healing Concrete, Buildings Repair Themselves

With This Self-Healing Concrete, Buildings Repair Themselves | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A concrete developed by Dutch scientists and embedded with limestone-producing bacteria is ready to hit the market

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Flowers can endanger bees: Entomologists show flowers serve as parasite-dispersing hubs

Flowers can endanger bees: Entomologists show flowers serve as parasite-dispersing hubs | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Flowers can pose a grave danger to bees, a team of researchers has determined. The study is the first to show that not only can bees disperse parasites around the environment but also that flowers are platforms for a host of pollinator parasites subsequently dispersed onto visiting bees. The finding may affect the national and international trade of flowers unless sterilization of parasites on these flowers can be guaranteed.
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Don't look now, but there's an orgy in your garden

Don't look now, but there's an orgy in your garden | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A recent study proposes that the Anthropocene epoch has actually brought about a kind of sexual revolution among plants.
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Early agriculture in the Old and New Worlds

Early agriculture in the Old and New Worlds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Last week saw the publication of a couple of papers about early agriculture in two very different regions which will probably have people talking for quite a while. From Snir et al.1 came a study of pre-Neolithic cultivation in the
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Swedish Designers Are Turning Fruits and Veggies Into a Nonperishable Powder

Swedish Designers Are Turning Fruits and Veggies Into a Nonperishable Powder | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The dried and powdered produce, called FoPo, could become a staple in disaster relief
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Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink?

Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.
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Lice That Can Resist Drugs Have Infested Half the States in the U.S.

Lice That Can Resist Drugs Have Infested Half the States in the U.S. | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Mutated pests that can survive common drugstore treatments have been found in at least 25 states so far
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Why we should add cuisine to the cultural canon – Jill Neimark – Aeon

Why we should add cuisine to the cultural canon – Jill Neimark – Aeon | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Can the world’s culinary masterpieces be restored by rescuing the lost ingredients and flavours that inspired them?
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As Biodiversity Declines on Corn Farms, Pest Problems Grow | SciTech Connect

As Biodiversity Declines on Corn Farms, Pest Problems Grow | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In a study of corn farms across the Northern Great Plains, we found that farms with lower insect biodiversity have more pests. The findings suggest that farming practices that promote insect biodiversity may be an effective way to control pests.
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How Modern Crops Can Ensure Food Security in a Heatwave | SciTech Connect

How Modern Crops Can Ensure Food Security in a Heatwave | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
India’s heatwave again highlights just how seriously extreme weather conditions threaten food security. Learn how modern crops can help combat extreme heat.
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Evolving With a Little Help From Our Friends | Quanta Magazine

Evolving With a Little Help From Our Friends |  Quanta Magazine | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A new theory suggests that cooperation between a host and its microbes may be a significant evolutionary force.
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At Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life | Quanta Magazine

At Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life |  Quanta Magazine | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A new technique for finding and characterizing microbes has boosted the number of known bacteria by almost 50 percent, revealing a hidden world all around us.
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Nature - Infographics: How and why scholars are using social media and research-sharing networks

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Spicy Food Linked To Lower Risk Of Death

Spicy Food Linked To Lower Risk Of Death | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In a study of nearly half a million volunteers in China, those who ate chilies just a couple times a week had a 10 percent lower risk of death. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Fancy a cool slice of watermelon? - AoB Blog

Fancy a cool slice of watermelon? - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
This study uncovers the north-eastern African origins of the dessert watermelon and concludes that it was is domesticated there over 4000 years ago.
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Swedish Designers Are Turning Fruits and Veggies Into a Nonperishable Powder

Swedish Designers Are Turning Fruits and Veggies Into a Nonperishable Powder | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Early agriculture in the Old and New Worlds

Early agriculture in the Old and New Worlds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Last week saw the publication of a couple of papers about early agriculture in two very different regions which will probably have people talking for quite a while. From Snir et al.1 came a study of pre-Neolithic cultivation in the
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Don't look now, but there's an orgy in your garden

Don't look now, but there's an orgy in your garden | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A recent study proposes that the Anthropocene epoch has actually brought about a kind of sexual revolution among plants.
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