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The mushroom that gave Christmas its colours (News)

In modern times, red and white have become universal symbols of Father Christmas and the festive season. There is even a widespread belief that an advertising campaign from a ubiquitous soft drinks company was the defining point w ... Read more

November winner of our Water Works competition announced (News)

Thirteen-year-old Paul Pomeroy of Dundee is the November winner of our Water Works schools photographic competition. ... Read more

World Soil Day: let’s celebrate our most prized asset (News)

Did you know that our most valuable natural asset is the soil beneath our feet? On World Soil Day 2012, researchers at the James Hutton Institute say soil is a key resource for food security and human sustainability. As the world& ... Read more

Scotland’s water – natural resource can drive economic growth (News)

Scottish ingenuity and expertise is a valuable global commodity that will help establish Scotland as a leading player in the international water sector, Nicola Sturgeon said today. The Deputy First Minister Scotland also confirme ... Read more

Conservation of rare Burnet moths in Scotland (Event)

Dr Mark Young, formerly University of Aberdeen, will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar entitled "Conservation of rare Burnet moths (Zygaenidae) in Scotland". It will be held at the James Hutton Institute i ... Read more

Disease-free plants and new lab aim to improve food security in Zambia (News)

Best agricultural practices and awareness of food security related issues in Africa will be promoted at a seminar about disease-free planting materials of major staple crops organised by the James Hutton Institute in Lusaka, Zambi ... Read more

Environment Minister sees vision of climate change (News)

The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, got a virtual reality vision of the impact of climate change when he visited the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. The Minister was shown the Institute&rsquo ... Read more

Barley didn’t always grow in Scotland…but how is it now our main crop? (News)

How was barley, a plant native to the Middle East and South-Western Asia, able to grow all over the UK and become Scotland’s main arable crop? The answer lies in the combined forces of evolution and selection, according to a ... Read more

Bugs and the Victorians (Event)

Dr John F. Clark from the University of St Andrews will give this seminar "Bugs and the Victorians" at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. It has been organised by Aberdeen Entomological Club. In the wake of the Sci ... Read more

Water Works competition October winner announced (News)

Fifteen-year-old Aaron Hawthorne of Motherwell is the October winner of our Water Works schools photographic competition. Describing his photograph "The Fall of Water" Aaron said: "Not enough of us appreciate how i ... Read more

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