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Self-watering soil could transform farming

They say water is set to become more valuable than oil, with water scarcity becoming one of the most pressing challenges for many nations across the globe. For centuries, humanity has sought ways to …

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Self-watering soil could transform farming

They say water is set to become more valuable than oil, with water scarcity becoming one of the most pressing challenges for many nations across the globe. For centuries, humanity has sought ways to …

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Feeding the world

An international team of researchers led by Mario Herrero at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, investigated 75 emerging technologies to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Developme…

Comment And Analysis

Scientists and policy experts raise COVID-19 and climate crises analogues

Epidemiologists highlighted the dangers of COVID-19 in its early stages, but their warnings went largely ignored until rising infection rates forced policymakers to take action. Likewise, climate and…

Interviews

A real chemical showman

Science populariser and chemist extraordinaire Andrea Sella will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Lab Innovations. We caught up with him to talk brave graduate students, historical apparatus and t…

Focal Point

Water droplet

This amazing image – Crack Patterns I, by Thomas Séon – shows a water droplet falling onto a silicon substrate at -36°C...