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Drought hormones measured

Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future. As such, it is crucial for scientists to learn more about how these extreme events affect plants in ...

dateApr 15, 2014 in Biotechnology
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EU bans three pesticides harmful to bees

The European Commission said Friday that it will ban for two years beginning in December pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops.

dateMay 24, 2013 in Ecology
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Strong institutions reduce in-group favoritism

Ineffective social and political institutions make people more likely to favour their family and own local social group, while good institutions make them more likely to follow impersonal rules that are fair to everyone, ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Existing cropland could feed four billion more

The world's croplands could feed 4 billion more people than they do now just by shifting from producing animal feed and biofuels to producing exclusively food for human consumption, according to new research from the Institute ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Environment
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