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Plantwatch: sticky carnivorous flower stalks that feast on fruit flies

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A plant has been found turning to carnivory only when it flowers. Triantha occidentalis has flower stalks smothered in small sticky hairs that are a deathtrap for small flies and beetles. Although many other plants ha...

Sticky moments: great sweet wines to savour

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Biddenden Late Harvest Ortega, Kent, England 2018 (£122, biddendenvineyards.com) “One-hundred-and-twenty-two pounds for an English wine?” It’s a question that is easy to imagine arising just as a mouthful of said wine...

The BBC’s interviewer found himself on a sticky wicket with Google’s CEO

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Last weekend, in what the BBC clearly regarded as important news, the corporation announced that its media editor, Amol Rajan, had been granted an interview with Sundar Pichai, the current CEO of Alphabet (which basic...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for roast chicken legs with sticky figs, red onions and oloroso vinegar

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While travelling through Spain one October, cooking as I went, I was surprised to see how late the fig season was. Sweet, sticky fruit hung from the laden branches by the hundreds, and we ate them everywhere we went –...