Scientists make a splash with urine experiment

Scientists make a splash with urine experiment

Not long before dawn, at a dairy farm in Colombia’s Cauca Valley, locals line up to buy fresh milk. But two people in the queue are seeking a less palatable purchase: urine. Twenty litres of fresh, steaming cow urine, specifically. “Early morning is a good time to...
On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru

On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru

On the trail of ancient treasure in Peru By Neil Palmer   It’s down there somewhere. Treasure. At least, it was. Almost thirty years ago. Looking out over Peru’s Sacred Valley, Daniel Debouck checks his map. The same one as before, impeccably preserved. But...
This is what the future of coffee might taste like

This is what the future of coffee might taste like

This is what the future of coffee might taste like There have been lots of studies into the likely impacts of climate change on gourmet coffee, and the millions of smallholders that produce it. But a study released today is a bit different. As well as predicting the...
Biofortification scientists win the World Food Prize

Biofortification scientists win the World Food Prize

Four scientists who worked to improve the nutritional content of staple crops have won the 2016 World Food Prize. Laureates Howarth Bouis of HarvestPlus (right), and Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, and Jan Low of the International Potato Center (CIP), were announced at...

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