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Chickens do best when they can play, climb and bathe

Chickens play more if they grow up in a varied environment with hay bales to peck at, boxes to climb onto and bedding in which to dust bathe. They become more active and build stronger bones, according to a new study.

An eco-friendly cure for a global fish-killing disease

Scientists have discovered a molecule that can save freshwater fish from a widespread deadly parasite.

Can developing countries leapfrog the West to a new food security reality?

Yes, but it will take a digital revolution.

We have bred "selfish" plants for thousands of years

Plant breeders should cultivate less selfish traits in crops to increase total yields, says scientist.

Downturn in crucial North Sea fish species

Herring, sandeels, sprat, and other forage fish are important for the North Sea ecosystem and fisheries. But populations are struggling, shows new study.

How healthy is farmed salmon?

Is farmed salmon as healthy to eat as wild salmon? And what about the health of the fish themselves?

Giant skates almost extinct in Scandinavia

A new study shows that skates, sharks, and sturgeon are the most threatened fish in Europe.

Researchers don’t really know what prevents predator attacks

A review of a host of research papers has failed to find any scientific proof that electric fences are protecting sheep against large predators.

How much more environmentally friendly is it to eat insects?

Insect farms emit 75 per cent less carbon and use half as much water as poultry farms, shows new study.

Come aboard Denmark’s largest research vessel

ScienceNordic was invited aboard research vessel Dana to join its regular expedition in the Baltic Sea.

Why we should use these bacteria in fertilizers

OPINION: A certain type of bacteria can reduce emissions as well as help food production. Scientist Kedir Woliy Jillo explains how.

Ants developed agriculture 50 million years ago

We humans often see ourselves as the pioneers of farming but it is actually ants who led the way, millions of years ahead of us.

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