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August 28, 2014
Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn
Columbia MO (SPX) Aug 28, 2014
Boron deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of reduced crop yield. Missouri and the eastern half of the United States are plagued by boron deficient soil and, often, corn and soybean farmers are required to supplement their soil with boron; however, little is known about the ways in which corn plants utilize the essential nutrient. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that boron plays an integral role in development and reproduction in corn plants. Scientists anticip ... read more
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Washington State's Elwha River now dam-less, runs free
With one last blast of dynamite on Tuesday, the remaining chunks of cement making up what was once Glines Canyon Dam were dislodged and destroyed, freeing Washington State's Elwha River for the first time in more than a century. ... more

Fonterra and Beingmate team up on China baby formula
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announced a joint venture with Hangzhou-based Beingmate Group on Wednesday aimed at increasing its presence in the multi-billion dollar Chinese infant formula market. ... more

Severe drought is causing the western US to rise
The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. Scientists at Scripps Institut ... more


Efforts to confront Africa's soil crisis triples farm yields
With the steady drain of essential nutrients from African soils looming as a major threat to food security across the continent, a new report finds that over the last five years, 1.7 million African ... more


Cooking, pollution linked to high blood pressure in China
Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cookstoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, researchers said Monday. ... more
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Water delivery drivers dice with death in war-torn Gaza
Mohammed al-Khatib fears for his life every time he gets behind the wheel. In wartime, providing drinking water to homes and schools in Gaza means dicing with death. ... more

Australia's McGuigan seals wine distribution deal in China
The owner of Australia's McGuigan wine label said Monday it had won a distribution deal with China's state-owned food conglomerate COFCO, giving it a chance to tap the vast market. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet

Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

The power of salt

Scientists craft atomically seamless semiconductor junctions

Researchers map quantum vortices inside superfluid helium nanodroplets


Napa Valley wineries shake off major earthquake
Vintners in California's prestigious wine country on Monday were shaking off the effects of a major earthquake and thanking the very soil from which their prized vintages stem. ... more

Drought, blight threaten to press up olive oil price
Shoppers risk paying more for their olive oil this year as a drought in Spain and a blight in Italy wither trees in the two top producers, driving up prices. ... more

Nut price surge could leave Nutella-lovers shelling out
Fans of chocolate spread Nutella or the hazelnut-filled Ferrero Rocher could soon be facing rising bills for their nutty treats because of poor weather in Turkey. ... more
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Scientists Detect Evidence of 'Oceans Worth' of Water in Earth's Mantle
Researchers have found evidence of a potential "ocean's worth" of water deep beneath the United States. Although not present in a familiar form, the building blocks of water are bound up in rock loc ... more

Tide turns for shark fin in China
A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies deserted, thanks to a ban from official banquet tables and a celebrity-driven ad campaign. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
BAE Systems ships carrier hull section to Scotland

Space Command team wins national award

Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Obama's executive order: computer chip implants to heal injured troops

Japan seeks to double budget for disputed islands patrol

US weighs mission to help besieged Turkmen in Iraq

Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town


Oil thieves cause pipeline leak, pollute Mexico river
Thieves who tapped an oil pipeline in northern Mexico caused a spill that contaminated the San Juan River, a key irrigation source for farmers, authorities said Thursday. ... more

Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is thirsty. ... more

Earliest evidence of snail-eating found in Spain
Apparently, humans have been eating snails for some 30,000 years. The Paleolithic humans on the east coast of Spain may not have been dousing their escargot in butter and garlic, but they were collecting, cooking and eating snails roughly 10,000 years before any of their Mediterranean neighbors. ... more

Study measures steep coastal costs of China's GDP growth
A new study by a team of Chinese and American conservation biologists quantifies the serious consequences of China's recent economic growth on its coastal ecosystems. By several measures, 1978 was t ... more

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury
New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pol ... more


Three Radars are Better than One
Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely w ... more

Dust - and the microbes hitching rides on it - influences rain, climate
Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation patterns throughout the drought-stricken western U.S. Today, a scientist will present new research su ... more
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New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon Flight

Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe

US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

NASA Captures Images of a Late Summer Flare


Mosul dam: A life source in northern Iraq


Pangolins under threat in Gabon as demand surges in Asia


France fights back Asian hornet invader


Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports


Trees and shrubs invading critical grasslands, diminish cattle production


Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN


Make your mobile device live up to its true potential - as a data collection tool


'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury: study


Activists urge EU to scrap science advisor job


Showers dry up as water shortages add to Gaza misery

Donetsk queues for water as fighting shuts off supply

Shipwreck yields 200-year-old bottle of drinkable booze

Statistical model predicts performance of hybrid rice

Bald ambition: Chinese county exports human hair to Africa

Water's reaction with metal oxides opens doors for researchers

History of fire and drought shapes the ecology of California

Drought and war in E.Africa put 14 million people at risk: UN

Drought hits Central America's crops, cattle

Dhaka's residents fight back over vanishing green spaces

Ohio lawmakers hope fertilizer licensing helps curb algae growth

Third day of tap water drinking ban in US city

China holds six from OSI unit in food scandal: company

Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes

Amid drought, California declares war on lush lawns

Once Mexico's booze of 'drunks,' mezcal earns respect

Asia agribusiness giants tie up to boost China-Australia trade

Worldwide water shortage by 2040

McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal

Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Climate experts estimate risk of rapid crop slowdown

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