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2011-08-25 21:35:49

Globally, irrigation increases agricultural productivity by an amount roughly equivalent to the entire agricultural output of the U.S.

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2011-08-23 16:37:57

Human gait could soon power portable electronics.

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2011-08-23 16:11:03

Decade-long study questions conventional wisdom about the relationship between national parks and poverty.

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2011-08-23 15:50:24

Scientists have found a wild species of yeast that is the ancestor of that which is used to make cold-brewing ale.

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2011-07-29 09:35:00

During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least 20 feet higher than they are now.

2011-07-25 23:35:08

For thousands of years, bakers and brewers have relied on yeast to convert sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

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2011-07-13 12:08:58

The continued growth of cropland and loss of natural habitat have increasingly simplified agricultural landscapes in the Midwest.

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2011-07-12 14:12:28

Growth of cropland, loss of natural habitat to blame.

2011-07-11 20:01:13

As one of the planet's largest single carbon absorbers, the ocean takes up roughly one-third of all human carbon emissions, reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide and its associated global changes.

2011-07-08 14:22:53

An estimated two billion people in the developing world heat and cook with a biomass fuel such as wood, but the practice exposes people — especially women — to large doses of small-particle air pollution, which can cause premature death and lung disease.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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