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Nature & Environment
Consider the rooster

The thugs of the barnyard, roosters were bred to fight and strut. Does our highly tamed world have room for them any more?

Amanda Giracca

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Agriculture
Chicken of tomorrow

How a massive breeding contest turned a rarely eaten backyard bird into the technological marvel that feeds the world

Andrew Lawler

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Agriculture
Farming the apocalypse

When my life came crashing down I took shelter on my farm, surviving with 11th-century tools like the sickle and scythe

Keith Ferrell

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Agriculture
What is a dude?

How the strange history of the ‘dude’ helps throw a light on why the West still feels like the real America

Anne Helen Petersen

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Agriculture
Enter halophytes

We are running out of land for traditional agriculture. Time to figure out what saltwater plants can do for us

Mark Anderson

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Agriculture
Cows might fly

When the land is all filled up, it’s time to get creative with it, as small countries like Switzerland already know

Veronique Greenwood

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Agriculture
Ant farm

History tells us that plant diseases cause famines, pestilence and war. Now one is coming for our chocolate

Ed Yong

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Agriculture
On the road

Leaving LA? Forget the scenic route along the coast: hit the Five instead and see what’s on California’s mind

Maria Bustillos

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Agriculture
Down on the farms

Badgers may be collateral victims in the battle to rid British cows of tuberculosis, but so are the farmers themselves

Julian Sayarer