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06-25-2022
Human urine can effectively fertilize crops
Niger is one of the driest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, being plagued by frequent droughts that are considerably hindering its farming business, leading to dying crops and widespread famine. In an attempt to find cheap and sustainable solutions for reviving this country’s agriculture, a team of researchers from Niger, the United Kingdom, and Germany has assessed the benefits of using a mineral-rich, low-cost, and easily accessible fertilizer: sanitized human urine, which they renamed “Oga” (meaning “the boss” in the Igbo language) in order to avoid the negative...
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New study sheds light on gender in gynodioecious plants
A team of researchers wanted to learn more about how...
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City life may influence plant and animal evolution
The story of the city mouse and the country mouse...
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New plant database could set the pace for biofuel production
A new, open source plant database could help farmers choose...
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The story of the 52 million year-old fossilized fruit
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