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Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules

The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins.

Sep 07, 2014
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Will a human ever run 100m in under nine seconds?

It is never easy to run 100m in less than ten seconds, as the recent Commonwealth Games demonstrated. However, as the world record stands at 9.58 seconds, the attention in recent years has turned to whether ...

Aug 05, 2014
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Long jumpers do better with a spring in their step

Long jumpers and triple jumpers spend hours training to perfect their take-off. But what influences their performance? Scientists have discovered that taking off from a compliant surface (such as a springboard) ...

Jul 02, 2014
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Heightened biosecurity threat is often exaggerated

The link between synthetic biology and heightened biosecurity threats is often exaggerated. In a report published today (22nd May) by King's College London, researchers say that in order to produce more refined ...

May 22, 2014
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Win or lose, this computer game teaches biology

As in many computer games, the goal of "Cellvival" is to survive in a hostile environment. Unlike most others, though, this game teaches some basic science. And unlike a lot of educational games, it's fun ...

May 02, 2014
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Disinfecting honey comb with ozone

Sometimes even honey bees need help with "housekeeping," especially when it comes to cleaning their honeycombs once the honey's been removed. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research has shown that ...

Mar 14, 2014
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Meat appeal high on lamb producer list

Consumers' want for visually appealing meat, and the genetic science behind producing such a trait has been explored in a recent summary paper which described key industry findings on the quality of Australian ...

Mar 10, 2014
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