Oceans: Scientists want to restore the seas with artificial whale poo

Experiments will soon explore ways to emulate the fertilising effect of whale waste, which fuels blooms of algae that feed fish and lock away carbon Life 22 February 2022 By Adam Vaughan A sperm whale Reinhard Dirscherl / Alamy AN INTERNATIONAL project to see whether humans can artificially emulate the benefits of whale faeces for ocean ecosystems will … Read more

Guano doping: Can a dash of bird poo make graphene great again?

Feedback is our weekly column of bizarre stories, implausible advertising claims, confusing instructions and more Humans 1 December 2021 Josie Ford Load of old… The stereotype of scientists as unfeeling automatons is lazy and, in Feedback’s experience, entirely inexplicable. On the contrary, the passions the pursuit of knowledge bring to the boil often froth over … Read more