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Posts tagged crops

June 20, 2013

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

April 26, 2012

 

black and white llama

Did You Know That Llamas Helped The Inca Empire?

Scientists analyzing ancient lake mud think that the success and development of the Inca empire was partially due to llama dung.

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.

August 25, 2011

 

Single yellow sunflower in focus, with field of sunflowers behind

Sunflowers: A North American Crop

IU doctoral graduates make the case for an eastern U.S. origin of the domestication of sunflowers.

January 26, 2010

 

A bussel of purple grapes.

Grapes Give Up Their Secrets

Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.

January 20, 2010

 

A power plant in the distance.

Alternative Energy? Bugs And Biofuel

Scientists may soon find another replacement for gas made from oil. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 12, 2009

 

Still image of a bee flying

Insects And Climate Change

Just how vulnerable and sensitive are insects to climate change?

August 27, 2009

 

Corn field under blue sky

Good News! Corn May Be A New Energy Source

If the government approves the Glossy 15 gene, we may be in for a drop in gas prices.

July 27, 2009

 

Large Cornfield with Trees

Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

May 25, 2009

 

Caterpillar scaling a plant stem

Buzz Off!

On today's Moment of Science, learn about the predatory relationship between caterpillars and wasps.

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