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Why Did We Ever Start Farming?

Elic Weitzel, examines some bones in the lab at Beach Hall. (Roxanne Lebenzon/UConn Photo) Why Did We Ever Start Farming? The reason that humans shifted away from hunting and gathering and into agriculture – a much more labor-intensive process – ...

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Ken Kamrin seeks fundamental behaviors in sand

Associate Professor Ken Kamrin has dedicated his research to predicting the behavior of sand and other granular material, with models that are as accurate as possible without being overly time-consuming to run. Image: Jared Charney Ken Kamrin seeks fundamental behaviors ...

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Super clones to conquer coconut crisis

Coconut fruit of the Malayan Yellow Dwarf variety Super clones to conquer coconut crisis Ageing coconut palm trees could be replaced quickly and cheaply by superior cloned coconuts being developed by University of Queensland researchers. PhD student Eveline Kong, from ...

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Growing tomorrow’s horticulture

A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at UQ next year.   Growing tomorrow’s horticulture A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at The University of Queensland in 2018 to respond to the demand for plant-based ...

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Frankenfood or the future of agriculture?

Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients.   Frankenfood or the future of agriculture? Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients, potatoes that do not turn brown, and mushrooms with a longer ...

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UK Research Validates, Tweaks BMPs for Woodlands

forest management practices UK Research Validates, Tweaks BMPs for Woodlands After spending 10 years collecting and analyzing data, University of Kentucky forestry researchers have determined which best management practices are effective and which need minor adjustments in order to protect ...

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