Archive for February 6th, 2017:

‘Startling’ dinosaur protein discovery

Image copyright SPL Image caption The dinosaur was a long-necked beast that reached 9m (30ft) in height Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone. The discovery pushes back the oldest evidence for preserved proteins by 100 million years. Scientists have also found traces of a mineral that probably

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Boosting water table can curb climate risks, says study

Image caption The team carried out the laboratory experiments using lowland peatland agricultural soil and crops of radishes Increasing the water table under the UK’s arable peatland can help boost yields and the amount of carbon stored in the soil, a study has suggested. University of Sheffield researchers are encouraging farmers to increase the water

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Fall armyworm ‘threatens African farmers’ livelihoods’

Image copyright CABI Image caption The armyworm burrows into cobs Scientists are calling for urgent action to halt the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops is spreading rapidly across Africa. The fall armyworm poses a major threat to food security and agricultural trade, warns the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (Cabi).

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