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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?

July 6, 2008

 

Wheat field under blue sky

The Grain Guard

There is one gene that protects grains against a deadly fungus that could destroy entire crops. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 5, 2008

 

Rooted Potatoes and other vegatables

Rooted Potatoes

It's not unusual for us to be struck by the amazing ways in which life on earth has adapted to its environment. Rooted potatoes are an example of this.

December 12, 2007

 

Plowed field during day

Disappearing Soil

Did you know that twenty-four billion tons of soil is lost to erosion every year? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 23, 2006

 

three ripe red hybrid tomatoes

Garden Variety Genetics

Want to grow juicy hybrid vegetables? A Moment of Science tells you how!

August 13, 2006

 

a wasp preying on a catepillar

Wasp Hounds

Do you shoo away wasps because you're afraid of a nasty sting? Well you can breathe a little easier now. Find out why!

July 30, 2006

 

Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz

Brainy Scarecrow

Think of your favorite science related movie. Is it "Frankenstein," "Terminator," or maybe even "Weird Science?" How about "The Wizard of Oz?"

August 31, 2004

 

Polluted Salmon

Learn about the dangers and benefits to eating salmon, on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Adapting to Climate Change

With all the concerns about global warming and climate change one might ask the question, "Why don't species just adapt?" Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Conserving Water

With a water shortage looming, we should all try and conserve as much of it as possible.

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