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April 10, 2014

 

A giant African land snail crawls on a log

Invasion Of The Giant African Land Snails

In Florida, there are invasive snails the size of rodents -- and they're wreaking havoc!

October 1, 2013

 

A statue of Paul Revere under a canopy of green trees

The British Are Coming! A Story About Plant-Pathogen Relationships

We in the Animal Kingdom aren't the only ones who can sound an alarm when enemies attack. In their own way, plant proteins do it too.

October 13, 2011

 

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The Dawn Of Agriculture (And Health Problems)

According to many studies, the rise of agriculture coincided with declines in human height and overall health.

October 29, 2010

 

Close up of the top half of a pumpkin

Pumpkin Skin May Prevent Germs

Could pumpkins help prevent infections and disease? A new study says, "Yes!"

October 11, 2010

 

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How To Grow The Perfect Apples

The Japanese technique of apple growing is the perfect combination of science and art.

July 16, 2010

 

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What Is The Ideal Crop For Space Farming?

Outer space doesn't exactly provide ideal growing conditions, but one little fruit may be up to the challenge.

July 7, 2010

 

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Scientific Secrets To Great Corn

Have you ever heard of QPM? It stands for "quality protein maize," a delicious and nutritious breed of corn that is anything but ordinary.

June 30, 2010

 

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Banishing Wrinkles: From Your Tomatoes, That Is

Scientists have discovered a natural organic compound that will keep your tomatoes firmer and fresher for longer!

March 9, 2009

 

Ants harvesting nectar from aphids

The Original Ant Farm

Ants have been practicing agriculture for millions of years. Actually they can can milk certain insects like a farmer milking a cow.

August 18, 2008

 

Rich Soil in Hand

Dirt Polluting the Earth?

Did you know that soil deterioration is one of the main contributors to global warming?

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