Store

Science News

12/2/2015

French fry lovers, beware! You may be exposed to a chemical more commonly associated with heavy industry than crispy fried potatoes. Fortunately, researchers are finding...

11/25/2015

Urban environments Down Under aren’t all that different than those in the United States. They also struggle with contaminated water running...

11/11/2015

Prairie gardens offer Midwestern suburban dwellers an alternative option to the traditional grass lawn. Their combination of native grasses, like tall and wispy bluestem and sideoats, ...

11/4/2015

Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day.  Cow manure can be a low-cost...

10/28/2015

Sometimes, the way forward is to look back. This may be the case with soybeans, whose wild relatives have higher levels of beneficial fatty acids.

Most health experts promote foods with...

10/21/2015

Beavers, once valued for their fur, may soon have more appreciation in the Northeastern United States. There they are helping prevent harmful levels of nitrogen from reaching the area’s...

10/14/2015

In a study published in the Journal of Environmental Quality, tree species were the best at removing storm water from bioswales and back into the atmosphere—a process known as water cycling...

10/7/2015

Wheat, from breads and pastries to beer and pastas, is an integral part of diets. Farmers produced about 730 million tons of wheat globally in 2014. It serves as the staple food for more than 35%...

9/30/2015

Most of us think that farmers grow and harvest crops for food. That’s true for many crops: they either feed humans or farm animals. However, there’s another category of crop that has a...

9/23/2015

If I presented you with a bowl of steaming purple rice, would you eat it?

Most of us are accustomed to white or brown rice as a staple in our diet. But according to plant breeder Anna...