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A tweaked yeast can make ethanol from cornstalks and a harvest’s other leftovers

When corn farmers harvest their crop, they often leave the stalks, leaves...

Nanoscale nutrients can protect plants from fungal diseases

Chances are, most — if not all — of the produce in...

‘Tree Story’ explores what tree rings can tell us about the past

Once you look at trees through the eyes of a dendrochronologist, you...

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Evolving an arch across the foot’s width helped hominids walk upright

The arch running across the width of the human foot might be a big part of the reason that people can walk...

Drugs for high blood pressure don’t appear to make COVID-19 worse

Drugs widely used to treat high blood pressure do not appear to make COVID-19 dangerously worse. Two new studies...

Bringing sea otters back to the Pacific coast pays off, but not for everyone

Sea otters are staging a comeback along Canada’s North Pacific coast, but not everyone is happy about it. The...

The new COVID-19 drug remdesivir is here. Now what?

Though remdesivir, a new treatment for COVID-19, has been hailed as a game changer, most people sick with the coronavirus will have...

Economic costs of rising seas will be steeper than we thought, unless we prepare

Rising seas that swamp cities and coastal infrastructure could cost the world more than 4 percent of the global economy each year...

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How Hurricane Maria’s heavy rains devastated Puerto Rico’s forests

Wind may be the usual suspect for knocking down trees during hurricanes, but a new survey of forest damage in Puerto Rico...

50 years ago, scientists claimed marijuana threatened teens’ mental health

The White House Conference on Youth voted to legalize the sale of grass (with restrictions). On the same day, the Journal of...

Psilocybin may help cancer patients with depression and anxiety for years

After taking a compound found in magic mushrooms, people with cancer had less anxiety and depression, even years later, a new study...

Empowering communities through open knowledge

Knowledge is not a privilege that should be reserved for a selected few. It’s the bloodline of progress, the force behind great...

Beets bleed red but a chemistry tweak can create a blue hue

Beet juice is red. Now chemists turned it blue. It might have potential for consumers like you. Natural colorings...