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forests

Using Compost to Preserve Forests in Madagascar

As part of her PhD research at EPFL’s Ecological Systems Laboratory (ECOS), Justine Gay-des-Combes discovered a sustainable method for improving the slash-and-burn farming practices...
Wikipedia

An Algorithm Designed to Expand Wikipedia in All Languages

With 40 million articles in 293 languages, Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia ever made. The 5.4 million pages in English are particularly varied, covering...
climate change

Rising CO2 Due to Climate Change May Not Improve Agriculture, Model...

Although many people have argued that rising carbon dioxide levels would benefit crop production, a recent model of the effects of increased CO2shows that...
blood centrifugevideo

Inspired by a Whirligig Toy, Stanford Bioengineers Develop a 20-cent, Hand-powered...

Here’s how to build a whirligig: Thread a loop of twine through two holes in a button. Grab the loop ends, then rhythmically pull....
marine life

Exciting New Creatures Discovered on Ocean Floor

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs 2.8 kilometres deep in the southwest Indian Ocean. The...