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Science  10 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5434, pp. 1635
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5434.1635d

Green thumbing through history. A botanist created the Plant Trivia Timeline, a floral take on our planet's past. A few milestones: Evidence of blue-green algae 3.5 billion years ago, the first known seed eating by cave dwellers, Socrates's death by poison hemlock, and the coining of “green revolution” in 1968.

Euro tech. Need to see what biotech research the European Union (EU) is funding in Ireland, or find partners for your meteorology project? This EU-sponsored site offers a wealth of info on European R&D, including position papers, abstracts of some 40,000 funded projects, and a digest of science policy news.

Rock science. Earth and its elements are the focus of this handy page of geochemistry links. You can find atomic radii or topographic maps, for instance, as well as crystallization data and how much sulfur dioxide was belched by the Etna volcano since the 1970s.

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