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‘Dirt Science’ – BSSS introduction to Soil System Science

The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) in collaboration with Cranfield University (CU) and the James Hutton Institute (JHI) recently hosted a NERC-funded (Natural Environment Research Council) course for PhD and postdoctoral researchers entitled ‘Dirt Science’. The week-long residential course aimed…
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#SciArt – Soil and art

There appears to have been a Twitter-storm this week regarding ‘science-induced art’. See this Nature article for more information. Using the twitter analytical website, Topsy we can see the spike in Tweets using the #SciArt hashtag at the beginning of March. The #SciArt…
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New Report: Major flaws identified in EU regulation of GM crops

The Science and Technology Select Committee  published a 5th report last week on Advanced genetic techniques for crop improvement: regulation, risk and precaution, which identifies three major flaws in the EU regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops. Present regulations are based…
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Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to our new blog, The Dirt Doctors! Do you have an interest in all things soils, agriculture and plants? Perhaps you currently undertake academic research in this area, are thinking of doing so in the near future, or just…
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