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Go Outside, It’s Good for You

“Nature-deficit disorder” is not a clinically recognized condition, though it has a kind of intuitive appeal.

Happy Birthday, Osamu Shimomura!

August 27th marked the birthday of Osamu Shimomura, the organic chemist who discovered green fluorescent protein in 1962. ...

Mosquitoes: The Science Behind the Pests

Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others? How you smell to a mosquito affects how much you're bit.

“Plastic Rock” Marks the Presence of Humans in the Fossil Record

Plastic in the ocean has created an entirely new kind of rock: plastiglomerate.

JSTORies: Jeanine Vélez Gavilán

Jeanine Vélez Gavilán discusses her career in botany, her passion for endangered plants, and how climate change challenges botanists today. Visit ...

Annals of Mathematics

Recognized as one of the most highly esteemed mathematical journals in the world, Annals of Mathematics has been in circulation since 1884
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Is Our Soap Hurting Us?

Julia Scott, a writer and radio producer in San Francisco, was recently a test subject for a living ...

A Tobacco Plant that Could Cure Cancer?

Australian researchers have discovered a potentially potent new cancer-fighting agent in a most unlikely source: a tobacco plant. ...

Sixteen-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Sperm Discovered in Australia

Digging in Queensland, Australia, scientists recently discovered the fossilized remains of a small crustacean known as a seed ...

It’s Mushroom Season…

Check out this Special Mushroom Issue of Economic Botany to look up some pictures of edible mushrooms in the wild before you go picking.