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At last, evidence that African agriculture is powering economic transformation

The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa´s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown …

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Digested: Buying the Farm

At the end of the 2009 documentary <i>Food, Inc.</i>, Indiana corn and soybean farmer Troy Roush tells the film’s audience: “You have to understand that we …

Agriculture

6 tricks to keep glass in your home brilliantly clean

Between dirty fingerprints, smudges, and everyday grit and grime, it can seem impossible to keep your glazed surfaces shiny and sleek. Family life …

Cleaning

What High Tech Urban Farms Can Teach Kids About Tinkering

BOSTON – On the cramped urban campus of Boston Latin School, high-school students grow an acre’s worth of vegetables in an old shipping container …

High School

The Dark Side of Agritainment

If you haven’t been to a dinner, a wedding, or a wine-tasting on a farm lately, you’ve probably seen photos of one. It’s a familiar scene: attractive …

The UN Needs to Tell Everyone to Eat Less Meat

Climate change and antibiotic resistance are two hot topics, but we’re overlooking a simple solution.<p>You may have missed it amid all the reports of Brad and Angelina's divorce, but the United Nations opened its General Assembly session this week to discuss major global issues such as climate change …

Trees, Shrubs & Landscaping | Miracle-Gro Canada

Rhododendrons come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and temperature tolerances. Let us help you find the right one for your garden.<p>A few simple …

A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?<p>The question, one of the biggest in studies of human evolution, has intrigued scientists for decades. In a series of extraordinary genetic analyses published on Wednesday, …

2,000-year-old shipwreck releases human remains from watery grave

<b>(CNN) —</b> The diver wiggled a hand over the debris, watching with anticipation as the sediment of the seafloor scattered. And as the water cleared, what was revealed was unmistakable -- human remains.<p>Off the coast of the isolated Mediterranean island of Antikythera in Greece lies one of the largest …

Archaeology

Is GMO-Free the New Organic? Inside the Next Big Food Fight

For most of us, the issue of genetically modified food isn’t important enough to write our grocery lists around. While the idea of ingredients that have been scientifically engineered in order to survive diseases and be pest-resistant is hardly appetizing, proponents say they are a way to end world …

Farmers Enlist Chickens And Bugs To Battle Against Pests

In an effort to turn away from chemical pesticides, which have the potential to damage the environment, some farmers are looking in a new direction in the age-old struggle against pests. They're warding off intruding insects and noxious weeds with bugs and chickens.<p>Gary Wenig and his wife bought 40 …

Chinese farmers grow tobacco in Zimbabwe on faltering land seized from white farmers

Chinese farmers have taken over formerly white-owned farms for the first time, investing millions of pounds into tobacco production.Farms that were …

Robert Mugabe

See Vertigo-Inspiring Photos From Instagram's "Rooftopping" Selfie Daredevil

Don't try this at home, kids.<p>Many Instagram travel photographers will go to lengths to get shots that will rack up the hearts: For instance, they …

Associated Press News

These are some of the world’s most lethal waves | Adventure Sports Network

Some wave are downright ugly, some terrifying, some deadly and some just plain insane.<p>Here we take a look at the world’s most lethal waves. Be warned …

The simple design of a stunning home

Everyone needs a comfortable place where they can relax and spend quality time with friends and family, or even alone, and it doesn't need to be …

US farmers go 'natural' for profits

<b>An estimated 80% of beef cattle feeding operations in America farmers use artificial growth hormones to make the animals grow faster. But the practice is rare in the country's north-eastern states. Hilary Niles visited one farm in Vermont to find out why.</b><p>Thirty-five years ago, a professor moved to …

Agriculture

20 worst landscaping mistakes to make in your garden

We think that knowing what <i>not</i> to do in your garden is half the battle won, and will help prevent you making too many gardening missteps while you …

Landscaping

This is the kind of tender where everyone benefits

PARTNER CONTENT<p>You already know some of the tastiest meat cuts to braai are those with a good amount of marbling, but what about tenderness? Because …

How Jimmy Kimmel Is Getting Ready To Host Tonight's Emmys

The countdown to the Emmys is already underway and host Jimmy Kimmel is prepping for the big show.<p>Since Saturday, Kimmel posted several pictures to …

This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 2006

Joan Rivers! Dick Clark! Seal!<p>The 2006 Emmy Awards had everything.<p>Conan O’Brien hosted for the second year in a row, the goddess known as Joan Rivers was still with us and Katherine Heigl had yet to leave “Grey’s Anatomy.” The red carpet was dominated by stars dressed in shimmery satin gowns and …

The sun will destroy Earth a lot sooner than you might think

There are plenty of ways Earth could go. It could smash into another planet, be swallowed by a black hole, or get pummeled to death by asteroids. There's really no way to tell which doomsday scenario will be the cause of our planet's demise.<p>But one thing is for sure — even if Earth spends the rest …

Universe

Outdoor Photography Camera Reviews

July 24, 2018 | Photography By Bob Krist<p>With its incredibly versatile 25x zoom, pro-level autofocus and capture speeds—plus 4K video—the Sony RX10 IV …

Olympus Cameras

17 ways to have a first-class garden (and not die trying)

How many of us want lovely things but aren't in a place to be able to commit a lot of time or energy to acquiring them? That's how we feel about …

Harvest Moon lights up Glasgow in our photographer's stunning pictures of rare phenomenon

THE spectacular sight amazed Glaswegians last night as the Harvest Moon rose over the city.<p>THIS is the magnificent sight many people in Scotland …

Bees exposed to toxic blitz in modern farming

The list of pesticides applied to fields in the UK is worryingly long. In order to assess their impact on bees our research team at Sussex University …

Chinese farmers take over former white-owned farms in Zimbabwe to cash in on tobacco

Chinese farmers have taken over formerly white-owned farms for the first time, investing millions of pounds into tobacco production.<p>Farms that were badly managed for nearly 20 years, after Robert Mugabe’s mass seizure of white-owned land, are now being worked again in the hope of reaping a …