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Genetic Self-activation Maintains Plant Stem Cells
News   Apr 03, 2020

Stem cells are key to the process of branching in plants. But where do the stem cells come from? New research published in Current Biology helps answer this question.

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Almond Orchards Take on Renewable Strategy
News   Apr 03, 2020

Recycling almond trees onsite can sequester carbon, save water and increase crop yields, according to a new study.

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Groundwater Maps From Space Aid Drought Predictions
News   Apr 02, 2020

NASA researchers have developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions, which could help aid global drought monitoring.

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Could Food Waste Be Valuable?
News   Apr 02, 2020

More than a third of the food produced ends up being wasted. Now researchers are looking to establish the best valorization paths for restaurant food waste.

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Protein Analysis of 800,000-Year-Old Human Fossil Clarifies Dispute Over Ancestors
News   Apr 01, 2020

Scientists from the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with colleagues from the CENIEH (National Research Center on Human Evolution) in Burgos, Spain, and other institutions, have retrieved genetic information from an 800,000-year-old human fossil for the first time.

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Bad Smells in Recycled Plastics Reduced by Separating Waste
News   Apr 01, 2020

If plastic recyclates from packaging waste are to be used to manufacture new products, they must meet high sensor requirements. However, plastic recyclates often have odors, some of which have so far not been identified.

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Early Introduction of Solid Food May Affect Future Health
News   Apr 01, 2020

Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts measured in their stool samples. These changes may be linked to a predisposition to being overweight.

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Chemists Plan For Life on Mars
News   Apr 01, 2020

Researchers have been developing a hybrid system combining bacteria and nanowires that can capture the energy of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into building blocks for organic molecules.

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Alpine Glacier Reveals 12th Century Lead Pollution as Bad as Industrial Revolution
News   Apr 01, 2020

Air pollution from lead mines in C12th Britain was as bad as it was during the Industrial Revolution and exactly maps the comings and goings of England’s Kings, a new world-first study has shown.

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Novel Wastewater Treatment Removes and Recovers
News   Mar 31, 2020

A novel wastewater treatment system has been developed that can effectively remove conventional pollutants, and recover valuable resources, such as phosphorus and organic material.

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