Archive: 03/12/2007

Humans not the major target of Shiga toxin

If you’ve survived Shiga toxin and the after-effects of food poisoning, you may have been the innocent victim of a battle for survival between predator and prey.

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Buyer beware: Stressed plants won't survive shipping

It's a common springtime disappointment: you buy beautiful, flourishing potted plants from your local retailer, only to watch the once-healthy flowers wither and die shortly after you place them on your patio or porch. How ...

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Wild strawberries may reduce cancer risk

We've all seen the term "super food" used to describe those nutrition-loaded edibles that promote health and discourage disease. Powerhouse foods high in antioxidants and phytochemicals that block the development of cancer ...

dateDec 03, 2007 in Cancer
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One bad apple: Consumers prefer perfect produce

A research study published in the October 2007 issue of HortScience found that consumers don't like blemishes—on apples, that is. The study of consumer values led by Chengyan Yue, PhD, Assistant Professor of Horticultural ...

dateDec 03, 2007 in Other
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Mapmaking for the masses

Sites such as Wikimapia and OpenStreetMap are empowering citizens to create a global patchwork of geographic information while Google Earth is encouraging individuals to develop appplications using their own data.

dateDec 03, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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