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Every day, each person on the planet consumes 2868 Kcal, 19% of those calories come from the world’s most important crop, rice, closely followed […] Read more The post The future of rice and the rice of the future appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Cellulose conversion to starch, a promising strategy for future global food demand Smoke-derived chemicals promote seed germination At the crossroads of Botany and Archaeology
Dark matter detected as it coasts through galaxy collisions. Dark matter appears to drift straight through galactic collisions, barely interacting with anything, including other […] Read more The post MI weekly selection #122 appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:MI’s 2014: the ten most read articles MI’s 2014: Editors’ Picks MI weekly selection #113
Last Friday I was, as is always the case listening to an enthusiastic talk given by one of the PhD students from my department. […] Read more The post The discovery of a new potent analgesic: yogurt appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:A mediator for horizontal gene transfer between eukaryotes and prokaryotes Inside a cell, no one can hear you turn into an infective zygote New hope against tuberculosis: spectinamides
Most leaves are various shades of green. This is due to the chlorophylls. The name chlorophyll comes from the Greek words chloros (green) and […] Read more The post The true colour of chlorophylls appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Polymers are not standard glasses A planar pentacoordinate carbon The perfect armour
Color patterns are important features of lots of animals, having key functions in protection against UV irradiation, camouflage, shoaling or sexual selection. Color patterns […] Read more The post The secrets behind chameleon’s skin coloration change appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Non-trivial biological quantum effects Triassic lungs: Unidirectional flow in alligators’ breathing Quantum mechanics in biological systems (III): Magnetoception
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