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SciMart (Event)

A farmers market with a scientific twist, SciMart brings together food producers, researchers and chefs to reveal the fascinating science behind some of our favourite foodstuffs. It takes place at Summerhall arts venue in Edinburg ... Read more

Soil Chemistry Challenge (Event)

Do your own experiments to see what you could add to soil to help plants grow better, and learn about pH – with spectacular results. Join scientists from Scotland’s leading land use and crop research institute, the Jam ... Read more

What will happen to the reindeer as the planet warms? (News)

Work to help monitor the impact of climate change on the Arctic reindeer population by Professor Steve Albon of the James Hutton Institute is featured in the March issue of the Smithsonian magazine. The article "As the Planet ... Read more

The Atlantic Maritime Croplands – sustainability and environment (Research Page)

A case study on sustainable agriculture and the environment at the James Hutton Institute ... Read more

‘Natural’ engineering offers solution against future flooding (News)

Back-to-nature flood schemes which use the land’s natural defences to slow river flow and reduce flooding could be a cost-effective way of tackling one of the biggest problems facing the UK today. The schemes – which ... Read more

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis gains FDA approval (News)

Mylnefield Research Services (MRS) Ltd is delighted to announce that, following an inspection by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year, its facilities have been approved for the analysis of lipids, including omega-3 ... Read more

Professor Anne Glover, Distinguished Women Scientists Seminar 2014 (Event)

Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, will deliver the 2014 Distinguished Women Scientists Seminar as part of the Women in Science Festival. ... Read more

New Zealand flatworm (Research Page)

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Loss of biodiversity limits toxin degradation (News)

You might not think of microbes when you consider biodiversity, but it turns out that even a moderate loss of less than 5% of soil microbes may compromise some key ecosystem functions and could lead to lower degradation of toxins ... Read more

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