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September 5, 2014

 

Using a new kind of electrode made from copper oxide, scientists discovered how to make ethanol from carbon monoxide gas.

Plant-free Ethanol

Scientists produce ethanol from carbon monoxide—a breakthrough that may provide clean and sustainable energy.

November 28, 2013

 

Modern corn consists mostly of empty calories.

Sweet Corn’s Not-So-Sweet Rewards

The history of corn is marked by an increase in sweet flavor and a decrease in nutrition.

October 13, 2011

 

The Dawn Of Agriculture (And Health Problems)

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

January 20, 2011

 

Corn And Beans Grow Well Together… Why?

The Maya knew that corn and beans grow well together, just as in this country some farmers rotate their crops.

July 7, 2010

 

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.

January 20, 2010

 

Alternative Energy? Bugs And Biofuel

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

August 27, 2009

 

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

 

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.

June 23, 2009

 

How Did Corn Evolve?

Have you ever wondered how corn evolved? Learn how early humans cultivated the corn we have today.

July 6, 2008

 

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.

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