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2010-07-20 08:41:35

In the battle against soil fungi that discolor horseradish roots and can render the entire crop unsellable, one researcher found that subjecting the roots to hot water before planting was most effective in killing the pathogen in propagative root stocks.

2005-02-15 13:12:05

Radishes: you've probably never given them much thought, or respect, for that matter. They're crunchy, a little spicy, and add some color to your salad. But they're not exactly a dietary staple, and growing them certainly isn't rocket science -- or is it? Surprisingly, at NASA the two are related.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.