Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.
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"...if we act quickly and decisively, there is a slim window in which we can still conserve roughly half of Earth's land in a relatively intact state."
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Mapping the mechanism that lets legumes make their own ammonium fertilizer could help make agriculture more sustainable.
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Oyster aquaculture has little impact on shorebirds, such as the federally threatened red knot, which migrates thousands of miles from Chile every year.
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COVID-19, plus civil conflicts, hotter and drier weather in many areas, and a locust invasion in Africa and the Middle East, could submit tens of millions of people to famine.
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“I was surprised by the scale of the change—seeing a doubling of unsafe days by mid-century, then a tripling by 2100. And we think that’s a low estimate.”
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When farmers sow wheat, maize, soy and other crops in more uniform spatial patterns, higher yields and fewer weeds are possible, a new study shows.
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Traces of milk in ancient pots indicate that east African herders were consuming dairy 5,000 years ago.
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Farmers are facing challenges related to demand, workforce, and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. An expert warns the impact could be long-lasting.
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The research on insecticides could lead to better strategies for how to plant milkweed on agricultural land to expand monarch butterfly populations.
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