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Potato plant affected by blight
Friday, December 28, 2012

Potato late blight still a threat to global food security

The pathogen that caused the Irish Potato Famine of 1845 still poses a significant threat to global food securityaccording to a new study from the James Hutton Institute, the Sainsbury Lab and other partners.

Image showing Amanita muscaria
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The mushroom that gave Christmas its colours

In modern times, red and white have become universal symbols of Father Christmas and the festive season. However, nature came up with the red-white combination a much longer time ago – and it may also have been the origin of tales of flying reindeer.

Derek Stewart and Eleanor Gilroy
Saturday, December 15, 2012

Institute experts join Plant Science Panel

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute have joined colleagues from around the UK on a new expert panel designed to be a one-stop-shop for plant science questions.

Misterious Beauty by Paul Pomeroy
Thursday, December 06, 2012

November winner of our Water Works competition announced

Thirteen-year-old Paul Pomeroy from Dundee is this month's winner of our Water Works schools photographic competition.

Ripples on water
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Scotland’s water – natural resource can drive economic growth

Experts from the James Hutton Institute, Scottish Water and SEPA will travel to Malawi to share skills and ideas for the management and governance of water.

Jill Middlefell-Williams
Monday, November 26, 2012

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

A scientist from the James Hutton Institute is delivering a seminar in Zambia to help ensure farmers can access disease-free plant stocks.

David Miller demonstrates the Virtual Landscape Theatre to Paul Wheelhouse
Friday, November 23, 2012

Environment Minister sees vision of climate change

The Scottish 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 Fall of Water by Aaron Hawthorne
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Water Works competition October winner announced

Aaron Hawthorne of Motherwell is this month's winner of our Water Works schools photographic competition.

Purple cauliflower © NellieBly, Wikimedia
Monday, November 12, 2012

How often do you eat a mutant food?

Dr Eleanor Gilroy of the James Hutton Institute examines how GM compares to the process of cross-breeding plants and livestock that humans have undertaken in the past 6000 years at Dundee Science Festival.

TB Macaulay and Margaret Palin at Calanais, West Lewis, 1929
Thursday, November 08, 2012

Lewis Endowment Fund to benefit crofting projects

A fund set up by a philanthropist and entrepreneur with family roots in Lewis is once again to give Lewis islanders the chance to benefit from financial help towards projects and community initiatives.

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