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Source - Three trillion. That's the staggering number of trees on Earth, according to a new tally that astounds even the scientists who compiled it.
Three trillion is three followed by 12 zeroes, which is more than the number of stars in the Milky Way and more than the number of cells in a human brain. If the new sum is accurate – and other scientists think it is – the planet boasts...
“Fertilizer is good for the father and bad for the sons.”
For all of its ecological baggage, synthetic nitrogen does one good deed for the environment: it helps build carbon in soil. At least, that’s what scientists...
Source - Microbes that once slumbered inside giant crystals in a Mexican cave are alive and well, according to NASA scientists.
Source - Yesterday I posted about how bacteria use the underground fungal highway to get around and get lucky. I received a tweet this morning from lead author Tom Berthold pointing me to a video of bacteria actually traveling on the surface of a fungus in real time. It is amazing!
Source - Soiled underwear has taken on a whole new meaning in my world, where the dirty and decrepit reign. In June, I planted something in the ground that I had never even considered burying, seven pairs of men's cotton briefs.