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Scientists are getting closer to understanding how smells and images of food - with the help of a hormone - can draw people to overeat and develop obesity, which can be a gateway to a host of diseases.

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Scientists have created a method to make crops grow bigger by redirecting CO2 that would normally be lost in a cell metabolic process. As a result, rice, for example, grows much better under bright light.

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Got a rare Scotch as a present and worried if it’s a fake? Science is here to the rescue. Researchers now are applying sophisticated methods used in archaeology and criminal investigations to spot fake whiskies, showing the way forward in food security too.

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