Agriculture

Find out everything there is to know about agriculture and stay updated on the latest agriculture news with the comprehensive articles and interactive features at LiveScience.com. Learn more about this fascinating topic as scientists continue research on agriculture.
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New Farm Maps Offer In-Depth Picture of Global Agriculture
Global cropland map
January 20th, 2015
Two new maps available for free download considerably improve estimates of land dedicated to agriculture, and provide the first global overview of field sizes.
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New Tech Sheds Light on the Future of Food​
LED growing lights, agriculture, food production
July 19th, 2014
We need to make better use of land, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population. And we need to incorporate zero-waste and low-energy technologies into the task of food production.
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Engineering a Better Food Bank
Researchers visit a food bank
December 8th, 2014
Fairly and efficiently distributing food is a large and complicated problem and a team of engineers set out to make it work better.
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Ocean-Watching Satellite Reveals Secrets of Soil (Image)
July 15th, 2014
A NASA instrument designed to study the oceans turns out to be useful for studying land, too. The Aquarius instrument reveals levels of moisture in soil around the globe.
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Hunters to Herders: Ancient Civilization Made Rapid Switch
excavations in turkey
April 28th, 2014
A Neolithic people in what is now Turkey switched from hunting to farming and herding within a few centuries, according to an archaeological investigation of layers of settlement built on top of one another.
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How Despots Arose With Agriculture (Op-Ed)
hieroglyphs, farming, agriculture
August 11th, 2014
It seems that with the beginning of agriculture around 10,000 years ago, group decision making changed
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Plant Detectives Dig Into How Cells Grow
One-week-old moss plants regenerated from single cells showing chlorophyll autofluorescence

May 30th, 2014
Moss offers clues in the search for how molecular signals direct cell growth.
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