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Thylacine DNA reveals weakness – and kinship with the kangaroo

Thylacine DNA reveals weakness – and kinship with the kangaroo | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Researchers sequence the Tasmanian tiger’s genome, showing it to be a closer relative of the kangaroo than the dingo
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Botanical life in close-up – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

Botanical life in close-up – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Colin Salter’s new book is a selection of extraordinary electron microscopic images of the plant world around us, including seeds, pollen, fruiting bodies, trees and leaves, flowers, vegetables and fruit
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Invasive Giant Hogweed's Solar-Activated Sap Causes Blistering Skin Burns

Invasive Giant Hogweed's Solar-Activated Sap Causes Blistering Skin Burns | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Why You Should Never, Ever Drink Water After Eating Hot Peppers

Why You Should Never, Ever Drink Water After Eating Hot Peppers | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Anyone who has ever wondered why eating certain spicy foods makes your mouth feel like it’s on fire should take a look at a new video released by the Ameri
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Climate Change Is Likely Killing Ancient Baobab Trees

Climate Change Is Likely Killing Ancient Baobab Trees | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The oldest baobabs are collapsing, and there's only one likely explanation.
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An evolutionary adaptation that doesn’t directly rely on new mutations

An evolutionary adaptation that doesn’t directly rely on new mutations | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Blind cave fish harnessed an epigenetic system to shut down eye development.
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US FDA approves Golden Rice

US FDA approves Golden Rice | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Golden Rice, marking the third positive international assessment for the genetically engineered biofortified crop. Previously, Food Standards Australia, New Zealand and Health Canada gave Golden Rice the stamp of approval in February and March 2018 respectively. In an official letter to the developers of Golden …
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How the earliest plants made our world muddy | Science | The Guardian

How the earliest plants made our world muddy | Science | The Guardian | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The first plants to make it on to land altered mud production and where it formed rocks, changing our planet forever
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The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew) - Issue 10: Mergers & Acquisitions

The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew) - Issue 10: Mergers & Acquisitions | Popular Science | Scoop.it
At first glance, a tree could not be more different from the caterpillars that eat its leaves, the mushrooms sprouting from its bark,…
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Liverwort reproductive organ inspires pipette design

Liverwort reproductive organ inspires pipette design | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A new pipette is inspired by a plant’s female reproductive structure.
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A Quest for the Gros Michel, the Great Banana of Yesteryear - Gastro Obscura

A Quest for the Gros Michel, the Great Banana of Yesteryear - Gastro Obscura | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The forgotten, flavorsome Big Mike is elusive, but not impossible to find.
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Our memory comes from an ancient virus, neuroscientists say

Our memory comes from an ancient virus, neuroscientists say | Popular Science | Scoop.it
This study is radically changing how we view the process of evolution.
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Fungal farming by termites

Fungal farming by termites | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Make way for the biggest mushroom on the planet! Find out what drove its large size in this weeks edition of Fungi Friday. 
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How a Tree and Its Moth Shaped the Mojave Desert | Science

How a Tree and Its Moth Shaped the Mojave Desert | Science | Popular Science | Scoop.it

The partnership between the Joshua tree and the yucca moth may be key to understanding how plants and insects co-evolve
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Mail-Order CRISPR Kits Allow Absolutely Anyone to Hack DNA

Mail-Order CRISPR Kits Allow Absolutely Anyone to Hack DNA | Popular Science | Scoop.it
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‘Omnigenic’ Model Suggests That All Genes Affect Every Complex Trait

‘Omnigenic’ Model Suggests That All Genes Affect Every Complex Trait | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The more closely geneticists look at complex traits and diseases, the harder it gets to find active genes that don’t play some part in them.
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Association of Type 2 Diabetes with Submicron Titanium Dioxide Crystals in the Pancreas - Chemical Research in Toxicology (ACS Publications)

Association of Type 2 Diabetes with Submicron Titanium Dioxide Crystals in the Pancreas - Chemical Research in Toxicology (ACS Publications) | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Association of Type 2 Diabetes with Submicron Titanium Dioxide Crystals in the Pancreas
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A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing - The New York Times

A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing - The New York Times | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientists may need to bypass a cell’s cancer defenses in order to successfully edit its DNA. The finding raises questions about gene-editing advances.
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Scientists weighed all life on Earth. It’s mind-boggling.

Scientists weighed all life on Earth. It’s mind-boggling. | Popular Science | Scoop.it
All life on Earth, in one staggering chart.
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Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t. - The New York Times

Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t. - The New York Times | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The genome obviously varies from person to person. But it can also vary from cell to cell, even within the same individual. The implications of “mosaicism” are enormous.
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Octopus and squid evolution is officially weirder than we could have ever imagined

Octopus and squid evolution is officially weirder than we could have ever imagined | Popular Science | Scoop.it

Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve differently from nearly every other organism on the planet.
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How GMOs can save civilization (and probably already have)

Humans first began collecting and growing edible grains, fruits and roots, and corralling wild animals for meat, milk, and material goods thousands of years ago. Ever since, we have been shaping…
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We Now Know Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer, And Humans Could Learn From This

We Now Know Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer, And Humans Could Learn From This | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Humans appear to share similar cancer-resisting genes as the elephant, a discovery that could open the door to new ways to treat cancer in the future.
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Why are some mushrooms 'magic?' Study offers evolutionary explanation

Why are some mushrooms 'magic?' Study offers evolutionary explanation | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Psychedelic mushrooms likely developed their "magical" properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research.
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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault Awaits Its Millionth Crop Deposit - Gastro Obscura

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault Awaits Its Millionth Crop Deposit - Gastro Obscura | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Bambara groundnuts, black-eyed peas, and Estonian onion potato seeds are headed to the bank.
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The sweet and sour story of citrus

The sweet and sour story of citrus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
DNA reveals when life first gave us lemons.
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“From sweet oranges to sour lemons, all citrus fruit traces its roots to the southeast foothills of the Himalaya, says an international team of scientists”
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