Solving an old problem with older data

Solving an old problem with older data

What can the genetics of a centuries-old plant virus tell us about modern food security?

Reddening under the bright Egyptian sun, British plant evolution specialist Robin Allaby sifted through desiccated soil. He was looking for seeds, and not just any seeds. These were peppered in the parched layers of the Nubian desert, near a remote town in southeast Egypt. More…

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Click by scroll, gonna make this garden grow

Click by scroll, gonna make this garden grow

Organic gardener and blogger Frank Meuschke cultivates crops online.

What does a hibernating brain look like?

Brian Barnes has studied questions like this for decades in Alaska — and he’s getting warmer

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When science bites back

When science bites back

The release of genetically modified mosquitoes to control dengue is still raising opposition from Key West residents

When science bites back

The release of genetically modified mosquitoes to control dengue is still raising opposition from Key West residents

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Gluten: Friend, foe or just a fad?

Gluten: Friend, foe or just a fad?

For healthy people, doctors warn that gluten-free may not be worth the hype

Saving the world one pill at a time

Improper medication disposal can cause some surprising problems — but reform may be on the way

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The future of rare earth recycling

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements