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

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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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Observations

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

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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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