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Why do scientists chase unicorns?

Scientists chase unicorns because if they could prove the existence of the magical beasts, the world would be a better place. Take Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, for example. Her quest was to find ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Protecting plants from stealthy diseases

Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens to easily overrun plants.

dateNov 02, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Too many candidates spoil the stew

This election year has produced 17 Republican presidential candidates, which on its surface may appear to give the party a competitive advantage. Evolution, however, disagrees.

dateSep 11, 2015 in Evolution
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