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This Valentine’s day: Have your roses and eat them too


Valentine’s day is filled with the smell of roses and the taste of chocolate. But what about the smell of roses and the taste of … roses? If your date plays it cheap today and says your roses are to smell and eat, you wouldn’t be the first one to eat a flower. A number [...]

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A Rose Is a Rose, Until It Isn’t: 5 Reasons Plant DNA Is Totally Crazy


You may not give your houseplants enough credit. What looks like an innocent philodendron gathering dust may actually be a riddle wrapped in a mystery shrouded in potting soil…at least genetically. Turns out plants have some interesting genetic quirks that keep geneticists guessing. As challenges in finding gene-sequencing shortcuts, called barcodes, have made clear, deciphering plant [...]

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