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Craving a radioactive snack? Grab a banana.
Get the 411 on non-trinary particles in your fruit—and other weird facts we learned this week.
The banana as we know it is doomed
A deadly species of fungus could likely spread throughout South America's banana crops and replacements still seem far-off.
The weirdest things we learned this week: Rats with fetishes and America’s first banana
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Bananas: your cousin, maybe?
You have a lot more in common with an orangutan, but scientists can still track how closely you’re related to fruit flies and cucumbers.
The world’s bananas are under attack
But no, they’re not about to go extinct.
Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?
Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture
Keep Your Bananas Ripe by Spraying Them With Recycled Shrimp Shells
Science spends a lot of time taking care of bananas — inventing refrigerated ships, crushing acres’ worth of them to...
Genetically Modified Fruit Flies Can Smell Light
Blue light smells like delicious bananas
On the Banana Trail
Take a photographic tour virtual of FHIA's Honduran operation
Can this fruit be saved?
The banana as we know it is on a crash course toward extinction. For scientists, the battle to resuscitate the world's favorite fruit has begun--a race against time that just may be too late to win