Norway's Svalbard Global Seed Vault resembles "a Bond villain's lair," writes the Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg, but rather than housing someone hoping to take over the world within its "cathedral"-like facility, there are the seeds of some 4,000 plant species, or 720,000 individual samples, that have been placed there in hopes of saving the world.

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