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rice paddy

FACING THE FUTURE  White pipes in a Japanese rice paddy are designed to release extra CO2, creating a little patch of simulated future atmospheres to see how that affects crop nutrients.

plant

PLANT 911  To help sickly plants get healthy and green (like these pictured), synthetic nanoparticles are the sugar that helps fertilizing medicine go down.

sweet potatoes

HOW SWEET  Long before humans inhabited Polynesia, sweet potatoes may have been carried across the ocean from South America to the South Pacific islands by wind, water or maybe even birds.

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