Did cavemen use toothpicks?

Researchers say they've found evidence that ancient human relatives used toothpicks.

A taxi ride to starch granules

Plant scientists at ETH have discovered a specific protein that significantly influences the formation of starch in plant cells. The findings may be useful in the food and packaging industries.

The plant that only grows when the going's good

Scientists have identified a new mutant plant that accumulates excessive amounts of starch, which could help to boost crop yields and increase the productivity of plants grown for biofuels.