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New research sheds light on how plants sense their world
Certain proteins that span the cell wall process signals from the outside world, enabling plants to perceive stimuli.
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Jasman Sahota reviews the new collaboration between filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, and photographer Edward Burtynsky.
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Some of our recent favourites. For the full firehose, follow #FromTheFeed

This fungus is even more humongous than we thought
One of the world's largest organisms may be up to four times bigger than scientists originally estimated.
[Barry O'Sullivan | Research2Reality]

Lighten up, before you go-go
A deep dive into bioluminescence, the amazing process that powers fireflies, flashlight fish and other sparkly organisms.
[Adam Hunter | Borealis Blog]

A walking life
Learning to walk on two legs is one of the things that made us human. Sarah Boon reviews a new book that explores the implications of this for social justice, health and community-building.
[Sarah Boon | Watershed Moments]

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Plenty of dinosaurs lived in colder climates. So why don't we think about them more often?

The emerging science of optogenetics is offering unprecedented insights into how our brains work.

Un été inoubliable dans le nord.

Kim Moynahan has some rather prickly neighbours.

Jeremy Cote wants you to remember that math is more than just numbers.

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Raymond's Brain
(Inspired by: New, more accurate measurement of the kilogram now in effect, CTV News, May 20, 2019)
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