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Scientific Agenda

Scientific Agenda reports on important and interesting developments from the world of science in Minnesota and elsewhere. Coverage includes reports from MinnPost journalist Sharon Schmickle, Inside Science News Service, and other sources.

You did what to my tomatoes?

In what might be the ultimate pursuit of the perfect vegetable, researchers at Finland’s University of Kuopio have discovered that a mixture of human urine and wood ash has the same benefit for tomato plants as traditional fertilizers, producing 4.2

The social networks of science

Social networkers have nothing on scientists who have used the Internet since its inception to keep tabs on everything from hot research findings to the latest tensions on the sometimes testy intersection between science and religion.
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Ancient Chinese remedy may work for flu

Scientists at the Kaohsiung Medial University in Taiwan have discovered that the roots of a plant used in 1918 to fight the Spanish influenza pandemic produces natural antiviral compounds that kill the swine flu virus, H1N1.
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