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How opium poppies process morphine revealed for the first time

The process by which a poppy encodes enzymes to make morphine has been discovered. This relates to a specific gene. This could lead to alternative ways to produce the drug.

Tower of London's moat is filled with thousands of red poppies Special

London - The "Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red" is an exhibition by artist Paul Cummins. The exhibit involves 888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the dry moat at the Tower of London, to mark the one hundred years since the start of World War One.

Ex-soldier loses welfare benefits for selling Remembrance poppies

A British Army veteran has had his welfare benefits cut for selling poppies for the Royal British Legion instead of looking for work.

'Tis the season to steal money destined for military veterans

Toronto - Many Canadians wear poppies in early November to honour veterans who served their country. Poppies are available in donation boxes at many retail outlets and theft of these boxes are not unknown.

Muslim group planning anti-Armistice Day protest banned in UK

Muslims Against Crusades, a group which burned poppies and shouted during Armistice Day ceremonies in 2010, and had protests planned for this year, has been banned.

U.S. Admits Afghan War on Drugs is 'a Failure'

Destroying the poppy fields of Afghanistan has long been a controversial method in fighting the country's massive drug trade. But now, the American administration admits it has been "a failure" and is vowing to change its ways.

Things we didn't know - 'stoned' animals make crop circles

The puzzler over who was responsible for crop circles in Tasmania was put to rest with the recent discovery that Wallabies, who after eating some of the poppy crops, hop around in circles in the fields.
 

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An alternate view of the field of poppies. Some of London s key landmarks can be seen in the backgro...
An alternate view of the field of poppies. Some of London's key landmarks can be seen in the background, including the building occupied by the Mayor of London.
The breathtaking array of poppies planted in the moat draws in hundreds of people each day. Here  as...
The breathtaking array of poppies planted in the moat draws in hundreds of people each day. Here, as people gaze down the Tower of London can be seen in the background.
A long cue of people waiting to enter the Tower of London during October. The red hue of the poppies...
A long cue of people waiting to enter the Tower of London during October. The red hue of the poppies planted in the moat can be seen to the left.
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A close view of the poppies. The normally green moat is filled with a sea of scarlet.
A close view of the poppies. The normally green moat is filled with a sea of scarlet.
A view of the Tower of London. The moat is filled with a colorful red burst of ceramic poppies.
A view of the Tower of London. The moat is filled with a colorful red burst of ceramic poppies.
 Gone to flowers  every one . Perhaps the human race will indeed never learn. Poppy wreaths were pro...
"Gone to flowers, every one". Perhaps the human race will indeed never learn. Poppy wreaths were prominent this year.
 Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red
"Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red"
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The Tower of London is enlivened this autumn with a blaze of red - to mark the one hundred years sin...
The Tower of London is enlivened this autumn with a blaze of red - to mark the one hundred years since the start of World War One.

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