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Image: Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen. Gera-Untermhaus, 1897.


Echoing a plea from Ron Milo and Robert Last that computational methods [which is sort of ‘math(s)’…] should be used to gain deeper understanding of the fundamental principles that govern regulation of metabolic...

Image: Petr Dlouhý, Wikimedia Commons.

Taming the carnivore

Animals are well known for recognising a good thing when they see it. So, too it seems are carnivorous plants – those erstwhile gentle botanics that are not averse to digesting the odd fly or two to supplement their...

Friedrich Justin Bertuch, Bilderbuch für Kinder, 1790–1830.


In biology, matters are rarely either good or bad; oftentimes they may be both at once (albeit usually for different organisms). Take for instance hydrogen cyanide, which is widely regarded to be rather bad since it is...

Professor Mark A. Wilson, The College of Wooster, Ohio/Wikimedia Commons.

Rocks versus Clocks

What happened 670 million years ago? Can’t remember? Doesn’t matter, that’s why we have palaeobotanists. Palaeobotanists that is whose science it seems has been much under-appreciated amidst the high expectations, hope...

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Questions, questions, questions!

If science is about anything it is about asking questions. But these days it seems that it’s not enough for each individual white-coated, ivory-tower resident to pursue his (or her) own questions. Being a global...