In confronting news for vegetarians, it turns out plants can tell when they’re being eaten. And they don’t like it.
The death of making art in the microscopic world, and the man bringing it back to life.
Find out what would happen if everyone pointed a laser at the moon.
Or: how non-zero principal curvature saves you from getting mozzarella on your shirt.
Who pays for the next round just got scientific.
Laughing gas was serious business to Georgian-era science. Just ask Humphry Davy, the 18th Century scientist who inhaled the stuff like it was oxygen.
Apart from having to take the next day off work, that is.
Lettuce all read about Japan's pursuit of the ideal leaf.
The Smithsonian Institute – home to some 137 million historical and scientific specimens – is regarded as 'America’s attic'. And like all self-respecting attics, it has its own magazine.
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