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Essential Science: Why does wine smell bad?

With many wines, laying them down for a long period improves them and this is a factor in good wines becoming great wines. However, sometimes wines go off and develop a bad smell. New research reveals why.

Scientists investigate ways to slow down the ripening of fruit

Scientists have pinpointed the mechanism which results in fruit ripening. This relates to a plant gene which is activated by the production of the gaseous hormone ethylene.

UV light keeps strawberries fresher for longer

A new technique has been developed, aimed at keeping strawberries fresher for longer. The method uses a controlled 'pulse' of UV light, directed at the fruit.

Scientists create new method to keep bread mould-free for 60 days

Lubbock - A technique developed by a research company linked to Texas Tech University can prolong the shelf-life of bread for up to two months. The new technology could become the most significant bread-related development since the invention of the bread-slicer.

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