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Filling intercropping info gap

In some parts of Africa, farmers intercrop sorghum -- a grain -- and peanuts. But they face a major information gap. There hasn't been much research on optimal levels of fertilizer use for intercropping sorghum and peanuts in these areas. A new study has filled this information gap. Researchers have developed a method to help farmers determine how much fertilizer to apply when intercropping.

Swansea sack Francesco Guidolin and appoint Bob Bradley manager

Swansea City sack Francesco Guidolin as head coach and replace him with former United States manager Bob Bradley. Source: BBC

Developing climate-resilient wheat varieties

Increases in climate variability have placed new emphasis on the need for resilient wheat varieties. Now climate-resilient wheat varieties with increased nutritional values are possible, report scientists.

Nikki Haley lays out White House’s argument to leave Iran deal

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. said she didn't know what decision the president would ultimately make as the series of deadlines approach

“60 Minutes” asks Russia news network if it backed Trump

The state-run news network's editor-in-chief says she wanted somebody who'd be "nicer to Russia" to win the 2016 presidential election

New light on pathogen cooperation

New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. Their study examined the ways two pathogens work together, finding that cooperativity between contagion processes is likely to make the spread of contagious infections more severe.

Tropical Storm Maria a growing threat to Irma-battered Caribbean

Maria is likely to hit the Leeward Islands as a strengthening hurricane on Tuesday, according to forecasters

Why microplastic debris may be the next big threat to our seas

More than five trillion pieces of plastic debris are estimated to be in our oceans, though many are impossible to see with the naked eye.

Top Gear: Matt LeBlanc signs two-series deal

Matt LeBlanc will return to host Top Gear for a second series next year, following the departure of Chris Evans. Source: BBC

Haley: China may face trade sanctions if it continues to “hold hands” with N....

Nikki Haley told CBS News' "Face the Nation" the U.S is going to "push hard" against China, saying the country needs to "do more" in regards to North Korea

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