horn of africa crisis

Resolve

And when there’s a shift in axis the anarchists will be laughing, dancing As downtown collapses. Watch the Bureaucrats panic, taking notes in a timely fashion. Like analyzing it’ll tell ‘em how it happened. How’d it happen?

Science don’t matter when the sky shatters. Any data gathered won’t stop shit when rain droplets burn oil, And crowds turn to chaotic turmoil. freakin’.

Catastrophes aren’t calm like in safety meetings

Act cool, here’s an apocalyptic whisper for pop culture’s dish. Prophesying the future as if it makes a diff. This isn’t wise, it’s not ahead of its time or deep. This ain’t no secret! It’s obvious, easy to see.

So fuck it, it’s coming. Start running, or take a seat.

- Virtue ‘Time Crisis’

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16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Agricultural Breakthrough 

Every year, Google sponsors a global science fair in the hopes of finding young scientist with innovative ideas that could change the world.

This year’s winners are no exception.  Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow (all 16) took the top prize with their project “Combating the Global Food Crisis”.

The trio figured out a way to cut seed germination time in half, while also producing crop yields nearly 75% greater than normal.

So how’d they do it?

For starters, all three girls are fans on gardening. Back in 2011, the girls learned about the food crisis in the Horn of Africa, and started trying to think of ways that they could help.

One day, Émer noticed some strange-looking nodules growing on the roots of the pea plants in her garden, and decided to bring one of the plants to class to ask the teacher what the growths were.

Peas, like many other plants, maintain a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing diazatrophic rhizobia bacteria found in the soil.

The bacteria (which attach themselves to plant roots) remove nitrogen from the air and “fixes” it, transforming it into a form of nitrogen that is usable by the plant. This added nitrogen acts as a natural fertilizer.

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