The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
July 2, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: bacteria covid-19 insects soil plants fungi viruses integrated-pest-management gardening nematodes weeds land-grant-universities plant-health victory-garden
Wastewater analysis could provide localised Covid-19 test results much earlier than at present.
African grey parrot Griffin shows off his brain power, making students doubt their own.
Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences juan-siliezar scientific-reports griffin irene-pepperberg african-grey-parrot harvard-psychology-department hrag-pailian justin-halberda susan-carey
Some blind people seem to be able to see without being conscious of it.
July 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: brain neuroscience perception consicousness
A new formula for ultrafast insulin could work in much less time than the current stuff, according to research with pigs.
Tags: diabetes insulin materials-science polymers drug-development featured health-and-medicine
We tend to interpret "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence to mean individual equality. That's not right, says historian Jack Rakove.
Tags: history holidays united-states government democracy slavery featured society-and-culture
Farmer interviews offer a rich and detailed perspective on extreme weather and climate change.
Tags: climate-change agriculture farming drought extreme-weather farmers oral-history
Physicists have observed surprisingly strong light and high heat from nanogaps between plasmonic electrodes, particularly those made of gold.
Tags: nanotechnology light gold science-and-technology plasmons
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