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Flood-Tolerant Rice Plants Can Also Survive Drought!

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Flood-Tolerant Rice Plants Can Also Survive Drought!

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Rice, which is sensitive to drought due to its high water requirement, is particularly vulnerable to how global climate change is altering the frequency and magnitude of floods and droughts. If rice plants' combined ...

New website Advertactivist.com raises funds to advertise charities’ and campaign groups’ positive social messages

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New website Advertactivist.com raises funds to advertise charities’ and campaign groups’ positive social messages

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It's estimated to be worth 19 billion pounds a year in the UK, but advertising hasn't always had the best reputation. Now a new online platform is helping fund campaigns that carry a positive social message. Adve...

Facial transplant patient Dallas Wiens is returning home with plans for college

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Facial transplant patient Dallas Wiens is returning home with plans for college

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The recipient of America's first facial transplant has made his debut public appearance, saying he soon will go home to Texas to be with his young daughter and might attend college. Dallas Wiens, 26, had most of...

Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

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Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

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We always knew Bees were wonderful, here's another article from the Guardian.co.uk prooving it!... Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days, research has shown. The insect...

Conservationists Working to Protect Endangered African Manatees

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Conservationists Working to Protect Endangered African Manatees

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Conservationists in West Africa are working with local fishermen to protect endangered African manatees, which are an important part of both the environment and local folk lore. The distinctive sound can be hear...

Family meals might help kids keep a healthy weight, say US researchers

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Family meals might help kids keep a healthy weight, say US researchers

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Kids who sit down to eat with their families are less likely to be overweight and eat unhealthy foods, according to U.S. researchers who call for more shared meals. In the first report to combine all existing studi...

Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria, Reduce DDT Use

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Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria, Reduce DDT Use

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LONDON -- In a cramped London laboratory filled with test tubes, bacteria and mosquitoes, scientists are trying to engineer a new weapon in the battle against malaria: a mutant fungus. For years, Angray Kang at W...

PepsiCo Will Switch To 100 Percent Plant-Based Bottle

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PepsiCo Will Switch To 100 Percent Plant-Based Bottle

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Using plant-based, fully renewable resources, the company plans to manufacture a beverage container with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

Seattle’s New Park Will Be Nation’s First Food Forest

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Seattle’s New Park Will Be Nation’s First Food Forest

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Imagine yourself strolling through aisle after aisle of fragrant fruit trees and delicious-looking veggie bushes. The fruit is perfectly ripe, just begging to be picked. You reach out to grab one, but then think be...

California garbage trucks fueled by … garbage

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California garbage trucks fueled by … garbage

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Hundreds of trash trucks across California are rumbling down city streets using clean fuel made from a dirty source: garbage. The fuel is derived from rotting refuse that San Francisco and Oakland residents and bu...

Fungus out! The frog resistance is here

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Fungus out! The frog resistance is here

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FROGS across Australia and the US may be recovering from a fungal disease that has devastated populations around the world. "It's happening across a number of species," says Michael Mahony at the University of Newc...

Woman Creates Indoor Garden of Eden

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Woman Creates Indoor Garden of Eden

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It’s a cold winter day and Ruth Kassinger is eating fresh kumquats that she’s just picked from a tree inside her suburban Washington home. The kumquat is among a variety of tropical plants in the sunroom Kassinger ...

‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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OMAHA, Neb. -- A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister's money. More than 4,0...

Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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One of the world's most charismatic and endangered species - the mountain gorilla - is increasing in numbers according to a new study in Africa. The analysis of the census conducted in March and April indicates ...

Drug offers hope for treating muscular dystrophy

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Drug offers hope for treating muscular dystrophy

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A drug that can boost muscle strength in mice shows promise as a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, research suggests. The work could one day lead to a daily pill to treat all patients with the mu...

Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report. The findings have been released by the United Nations Popul...

English forest sell-off put on hold

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English forest sell-off put on hold

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Government postpones sale of 40,000 hectares of public forest to allow for a review of woodland protection

Gorilla population stages mild comeback in war-torn Congo

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Gorilla population stages mild comeback in war-torn Congo

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For the last decade and a half, gorilla populations in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been victimized by the fighting between warring militia factions. But in a surprise finding, resear...

Bamboo Bike “BamBike” Strives To Make Philippines Less Polluted

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Bamboo Bike “BamBike” Strives To Make Philippines Less Polluted

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How can you make a green form of transportation even greener? Bryan McClelland may have the answer: bamboo bikes. McClelland has created the BamBike, a bicycle made out of bamboo. The bicycles are made in Manila, P...

Helping the paralyzed to walk again

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Helping the paralyzed to walk again

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A technique helping stroke victims regain their mobility has won the 2010 Danish Research Result of the Year award and is now attracting attention from investors keen to see the research move from the lab and into ...