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Red, White and Grape: From Jumping Genes to Wrapping Leaves for Dolma

Red or White? Even King Tutankhamun (1332-1322 B.C.) prudently stashed away amphorae of both red and white wines to enjoy in the afterlife.┬áBiochemically, a single class of pigments found in grape skin, the anthocyanins, separates the red from white. White … Continue reading

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Owl Be Seeing You

Owl Be Seeing You Continue reading

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Why are there “dew drops” at the tips of leaf veins?

Why are there “dew drops” at the tips of leaf veins? Continue reading

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The Flight of the Hummingbird

The Flight of the Hummingbird Continue reading

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Gene Drives: Green Signal or Back Seat?

Gene Drives: Green Signal or Back Seat? Continue reading

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I am really worried about priorities..

I am really worried about priorities.. Continue reading

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Science Mystery Pix

Science Mystery Pix Continue reading

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Project 523: From Chinese Secrets to Nobel Gold

Project 523: From Chinese Secrets to Nobel Gold Continue reading

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Falafel Faves and Favism

Falafel Faves and Favism Continue reading

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Falafel Faves and Favism

Start with dry chickpeas. Fresh bought works best (save those fossilized pellets from the back of your pantry for ammunition in case of squirrel invasion). Soak the chickpeas overnight in generous excess of water and they will reward you by becoming pleasingly plump and doubling in quantity. One cup dry chickpeas should be plenty, two will feed a crowd. Continue reading

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