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Understanding E. Coli Behavior in Streams


Determining E. coli levels in sediments and its ability to attach to sand and silt and float downstream will help scientists figure out what needs to be done to decrease bacterial levels in streams.
19-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Developing Guidelines for Asphalt Bonding Agents


The durability of an asphalt road depends on the bonding of the layers—that’s why research on tack coat selection and application will help make highways in the Midwest last longer.
2-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving Wheat Yields by Increasing Grain Size, Weight


As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s International Wheat Yield Partnership Program, researchers aim to improve wheat yields by increasing grain size and weight using a precise gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9.
26-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Linked to Hormone That Impacts Soybean Nodule Development


Researchers have identified the SUR2 gene as playing a key role in the production of auxin, a hormone that affects soybean nodule development. The work is part of a National Science Foundation project to identify the genetic mechanisms that direct...
25-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hands-on, Culturally-Relevant Projects Help Engage Native Americans in Engineering


Culturally relevant, research-based, hands-on teaching and learning had the greatest impact on recruiting and retaining Native American engineering students. Those are some of the lessons learn through NSF’s Pre- Engineering Education...
28-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Plant Scientists Identify Aphid-Destroying Wasps in Cup Plants


A photo of a cup plant teaming with insects led a better understanding of the biology of Acanthocaudus wasps which inject their eggs into aphids that eat the plant. The adult wasps burst out of the aphids like an alien movie.
19-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Perceived Value of College Education Differs by Generation


Whether people view a college education as an opportunity to increase their earning power or a means of improving social connections varies based on their age, according to a 2014 survey of 1,000 adults, ages 18 to 54, who have student loans.
12-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Large, High-Intensity Forest Fires Will Increase


Wildfire experts predict that by 2041, there will be four large, high-intensity forest fires for every three that occur now, with the number of days when conditions are conducive to fires increasing.
7-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Turkey Referendum: Parliamentary System Eroded Through Fraudulent Elections


20-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Ag, Science Teachers to Integrate Research Into Curriculums


Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.
4-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

U.S. Abandoning TPP, Opportunity for China


27-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST

Looking at Dakota Access pipeline from American Indian perspective


28-Nov-2016 1:15 PM EST

Veterinarian Available to Comment on Coping with Avian Influenza for Europeans


15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST

Palm Oil Plantations Devastating to Tropical Peat Swamp Forests


6-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Extension of Emergency Rule, a Threat to Democracy in Turkey


4-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Ramping Up Nutritional Levels of Oat Varieties


Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in the Midwest, researchers are developing methods to...
15-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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