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Ancient farmers helped build the Amazon’s rich biodiversity, archaeologists find

Farmers helped build the Amazon's rich biodiversity by maintaining soil health with sustainable growing practices, an international team of scientists ...
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Low-toxicity pesticide tricks fungi into ‘committing suicide’, safeguarding key food crops from disease

Pathogenic fungi pose a huge and growing threat to global food security. Currently, we protect our crops against fungal disease ...
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Climate change boosted banana production for 60 years, but hotter temperatures could finally cut yield gains

Climate change could negatively impact banana cultivation in some of the world’s most important producing and exporting countries, a study ...
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Varroa destructor mite attacks on honeybees threaten wild bumblebees, too, research shows

A mite that spreads a dangerous virus among honeybees also plays an indirect role in infecting wild bumblebees, new research ...
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30% of the world’s rice supply is lost to rice blast fungus—this chemical genetic treatment could halt it

Scientists have found a way to stop the spread of rice blast, a fungus that destroys up to 30% of ...
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Genetics of modern Irish reveal why giants are so common in country’s folklore

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Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School were part of genetics research which could help explain the legend of ...