New gene-edited barley that could improve beer

After a spell of unexpected rain, before the harvest season, a farmer may be faced with the unpredictable problem of untimely sprouting of barley. Sprouted barley fetches considerably lower market prices and poses an economic ...

Behaviour resembling human ADHD seen in dogs

A study involving some 11,000 dogs carried out at the University of Helsinki demonstrated that the gender, age an d breed of the dog, as well as any behavioral problems and certain environmental factors, are connected to ...

Scientists discover how to restore carbon-rich peatlands

A new study by Monash University researchers has applied the Rapid Evidence Review method for the first time to peatland conservation and suggests the technique can be applied to other environmental problems.

Indigenous knowledge and the persistence of the 'wilderness' myth

Aboriginal people in Australia view wilderness, or what is called "wild country," as sick land that's been neglected and not cared for. This is the opposite of the romantic understanding of wilderness as pristine and healthy—a ...

Gaps in meth lab clean-ups

An Australian study of companies which test and clean up contamination and chemicals left by illegal methamphetamine labs has raised concerns about inconsistent standards, guidelines and operating procedures when making dwellings ...

'Upcycling' promises to turn food waste into your next meal

How would you like to dig into a "recycled" snack? Or take a swig of juice with "reprocessed" ingredients made from other food byproducts? Without the right marketing, these don't sound like the most appetizing options.

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