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Mar 03, 2021

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. When you think of bees, a hive humming with activity probably comes to mind. But most of the world’s 20,000 bee species don’t call a hive home. These wild species lead solitary lives instead, and around 70 percent of them build nests underground […]

Mar 01, 2021

In May 2020, Fernanda Meier walked into a nursery to buy a few plants that would be hard to kill. The Dallas social worker had started the pandemic with just one lonely plant and wanted to purchase some new friends. She walked out of the nursery that day with a couple of succulents and a […]

Feb 28, 2021

When Carey Gillam started working on her new book, she did not expect the man at its center to be alive when she finished writing it. Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, after all, had already been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and his prognosis was grim. “I believed wholeheartedly that the last chapter would be […]

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Scientists Discover That Pigs Can Play Video Games

Animal intelligence, as we’ve mentioned here before, is a hugely messy concept that we still... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 19, 2021
From NFL Stardom to Family Farming

Sometimes when Jason Brown gives motivational talks at schools, students tell him he’s crazy.  The... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 7, 2021
The Pandemic Made This Maryland Man a Farmer Again

By the age of 12, Howard Kohn had made up his mind. He wasn’t going... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 6, 2021
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Palestinian Seeds Come to America, Stories and Artwork Included

Vivien Sansour founded the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library in the West Bank in 2014 as... (more)

Josh Voorhees
February 20, 2021
Taking It to the Street: Food Vending During and After COVID-19

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The COVID-19... (more)

Catherine Brinkley
February 17, 2021
You Might Be Surprised by What’s in Your Food

Packaged and processed foods are scary. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with which ingredients... (more)

Frank Giustra
February 8, 2021
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USDA Finds Mystery Seeds From China Were Not Sent to Harm American...

The USDA has found that there was no intentional harm associated with the thousands of... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 24, 2021
A Ban on Mail Order Chicks?

There are a lot of ways to look forward to a long winter’s end. For... (more)

Tove Danovich
February 22, 2021
How Goat Poop Illuminates the Future of Biotechnology

Like other herbivores, Elway, a San Clemente Island goat at the Santa Barbara Zoo, can... (more)

Huanjia Zhang
February 21, 2021
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This Modern Farmer Employs At-Risk Youth to Keep Them Off the Streets

Alfred Melbourne found a fresh start on an eighth of an acre of land.  When... (more)

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