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baobab trees lining road

Baobab trees

Baobab trees are associated with many colourful stories. In African folklore, the tree is sometimes called the upside-down tree because… Read More »Baobab trees

Saccharomyces cerevisiae


Why stick yeast with such an outrageously unpronounceable name as Saccharomyces cerevisiae? What is it with biologists that they have… Read More »Yeast

bamboo grove


Bamboo is in the same league as giant kelp when it comes to growing fast, but considering that, as a… Read More »Bamboo