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Scientists from the John Innes Centre have pioneered innovative new cell imaging techniques to shed light on cells hidden deep inside the meristem. This new development has made it possible to explore further below the outer surface of plants and has uncovered how a key gene controls stem growth.


An international team of scientists and conservation experts has discovered that the critically-endangered Hawaiian crow, or ‘Alalā, is a highly proficient tool user, according to a paper published in Nature. 


Scientists have found that honeybees exhibit a characteristic flight pattern to explore their surroundings, even when affected by disease. Honeybees learn the position of landmarks around their hive as they explore, which helps them find their way to rewarding flower patches and home again. 


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