News tagged with sugar

Reading a biological clock in the dark

Our species' waking and sleeping cycles โ€“ shaped in millions of years of evolution โ€“ have been turned upside down within a single century with the advent of electric lighting and airplanes. As a result, ...

Oct 21, 2014
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Maple syrup production declines after big seed year

For decades, maple syrup producers have eyed the weather to help understand spring sugar yields. But new research in the journal Forest Ecology and Management reveals a more valuable metric for understanding โ€“ an ...

Nov 03, 2014
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Boosting butanols role in the biofuel world

Butanol is the go-to industrial solvent for products such as lacquers and enamels, but it might also play a substantial role in the production of renewable fuels. Gallon for gallon, it has 30 percent more ...

Nov 17, 2014
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