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Posts tagged ‘Michael Marder’

Top 10 facts to share about … tulips

Tulips have inspired philosophers, sparked an economic meltdown and have been likened to a turban. Not many plants can claim such a varied cultural history. Read more

Help! Vegies still alive on plate

I’m disturbed to find that fruit and vegies* are alive when I eat them. Not jumping up and down. But biochemically active – sensing their environment and making compounds in response.

Until now I thought that life stopped the moment I yanked a carrot out of the ground. Dead, final, kaput.

Not any more. Read more