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Females fight back in sperm wars

(Phys.org) —Females exposed to a risk of sperm competition have been found to produce more defensive ova compared to the eggs of females reared under no risk of sperm competition, according to researchers ...

Oct 17, 2013 4.3 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast

Pee on the pods

Urine could be successfully recycled to fertilise crops according to University of Sydney civil engineering researchers who have examined the effectiveness of reusing nutrients from the human waste.

Aug 07, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 1

Plant perfumes woo beneficial bugs

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered that maize crops emit chemical signals which attract growth-promoting microbes to live amongst their roots. This is the ...

Apr 24, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast