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New knowledge improves rice quality
...o develop better quality rice varieties that could fetch
a higher price from consumers, especially increasingly affluent rice consumers in Asia. The main aim of the new International Network for Quality Rice is to help rice breeders around the world develop varieties with improved quality traits such a...
DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales
... pointed out that individual whales are thought to fetch
as much as $100,000. "The obvious question becomes how much of the mortality is caused by incidental bycatch, and how much of it is actually intentional," Baker said. "Beyond that, if more whales are being killed than reported, why aren't they bei...
How the octopus forms an elbow
...ol of movement that would be needed for the arm to fetch
food from a distant point to the octopus's mouth. In the new work, the researchers sought to identify how the octopus manages to transform its extremely flexible arm into a structure that acts like a jointed appendage. By recording muscle activity a...
Ethiopian development raises birth rate
...While previously, women had to walk up to 30 km to fetch
their families' water, the new water supply reduced the time spent carrying water each day from around three hours to about 15 minutes. The availability of tapped water improved the survival of young children and the birth rate increased. However,...