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Discovering Life Under Antarctica’s Ice

Published 40 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by sux2bu

Drew Lohrer is the principal investigator at Science Under the Ice, a project dedicated to studying the resilience of organisms under Antarctica’s frozen ocean. Along with his team of nine scientists, Lohrer dives deep to collect data on sea organisms and deploy incubation …
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The Wasabi You Eat Probably Isn’t Wasabi

Published 40 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by sux2bu

Most of the time, the wasabi you get in a restaurant or buy in a store is fake. It’s actually horseradish that’s colored green. Why? Well, wasabi is a notoriously difficult plant to grow. In fact, it’s considered the most difficult plant in the world to farm com…
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The Forest Farmer That's Amazing

Published 40 days ago in Nature. Submitted by sux2bu

About one-third of the United States is covered in forests, but in places like Colorado, those forests are in danger. There's fire, pest infestations, and global warming to contend with—fortunately, there's hope. In Nebraska. Yes, at the Charles Bessey Tree Nursery in Halse…
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Got a Pest Problem? Call the Quack Squad

Published 40 days ago in Animals. Submitted by sux2bu

They’re short, they waddle, and they’re coming to eat the snails. Meet the quack squad, nature’s very own pest control. Every morning, duck farmer Denzel Metthys releases over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks on the Vergenoegd Winery in South Africa. Trained to march i…
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The Surprising Plant Helping Kenyan Farmers Prosper

Published 40 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by sux2bu

Many families in Kisumu, Kenya survive by making rope out of sisal—a fierce-looking plant with sharp, sword-like leaves. The rope can be used to make bags, floor mats and other craft items. Yet because processing sisal is difficult and time consuming, there is more demand f…
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