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Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon cover

Manure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil for plant growth. But manure has problems. Odor offensiveness, gas emissions, ...

dateAug 09, 2017 in Environment
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How plants grow like human brains

Plants and brains are more alike than you might think: Salk scientists discovered that the mathematical rules governing how plants grow are similar to how brain cells sprout connections. The new work, published in Current ...

dateJul 06, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Space gardening

Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

dateJun 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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A better dye job for roots—in plants

Once we start coloring our hair, we may be surprised to learn that we begin to have a problem in common with plant biologists: finding the right dye for our roots. In the case of the biologists, just the right chemical is ...

dateJun 01, 2017 in Biotechnology
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China is planning ahead for life after coal

China's remarkable growth over the past three decades has elevated it to global superpower status. But its economic miracle has also attracted attention for the wrong reasons: the country is now the world's largest energy ...

dateMay 09, 2017 in Environment
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