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The world's most advanced sweet pepper harvesting robot, developed in a consortium including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, was introduced last week at the Research Station for Vegetable Production at St. Katelijne Waver in Belgium. SWEEPER is...
A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. When the Taiwanese authors looked at subjects...
The shade of a single tree can provide welcome relief from the hot summer sun. But when that single tree is part of a small forest, it creates a profound cooling effect. According to a study published today...
Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species' inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease. Their finding, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...
Scientists from Ireland and France have announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the Sun's atmosphere. The scientists used large radio telescopes and ultraviolet cameras on a NASA spacecraft to better understand...
Studies have shown that when men marry and have children, they often see a decline in their androgen levels -- or their levels of male sex hormones. Scientists think this could be due to the fact that androgens,...
Two Brazilian fossils some 230 million years ago that have just been officially presented to the scientific community are helping to understand how dinosaurs appeared on the planet and branched out into various species. In two words: very slowly. That...
The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions. Growing these shrubs side-by-side with the food crop millet increased millet production by...
A 10-year-old boy found something that looked similar to a fish inside a stone. About three years ago, a likely bored ten-year-old boy was touring around a monastery in Colombia when he happened across something unusual: an ancient fish fossil. But...
Senescence, or biological aging, refers to the general deterioration of an organism's physiological functions, leading to increased susceptibility to diseases and ultimately death. It is a complex process that involves many genes. Lifespans vary greatly across different animal...

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