Soil

In soil we trust

14 July 2011

Far from being merely ‘dirt’, soil plays a fundamental role in food production, water availability and biodiversity. A new research programme aims to safeguard its...

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Responsible farming

Nature’s value to business

12 July 2011

A programme convening business leaders and policy makers is helping to identify the value to business of nature – and the step changes needed to...

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Sugarbeet

Modelling the root of crop disease

11 July 2011

Mathematical modelling is an important weapon in the armoury against crop disease, as plant epidemiologists demonstrated when they turned their sights on root madness in...

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Image from the Books and Babies exhibition at Cambridge University Library

Let's talk about sex!

07 July 2011

The history of human reproduction – via its communication through the ages – is examined in a ground-breaking exhibition opening this week at Cambridge University...

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