Researchers aim to update Apollo-era information about rocket-powered landings on dusty celestial bodies like Mars with new supercomputer simulations.
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New pesticides that give plants their own defenses against insects are headed to market. A new method is the first to detect them in dirt.
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A better test for gauging nitrogen needs in corn fields could mean economic benefits for farmers and be better for the environment, too.
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"...the majority of PFAS are still in the soil, and they are migrating down slowly in a way similar to a ticking time bomb."
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Rice yields could decline about 40% by 2100, affecting about 2 billion people worldwide. What's more, the rice could contain twice as much toxic arsenic.
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A new tool can spot contamination from coal fly ash. "Our hope is that this new tracer...will help us provide greater protection to communities at risk."
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Rotating corn and soybeans offers environmental and management benefits to farmers, but could pose long-term tradeoffs for the health of the soil.
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