NSF's iPlant Collaborative rebrands to CyVerse

The National Science Foundation's premier data management platform for the life sciences has rebranded, shedding the project's original label of iPlant Collaborative and donning the new name CyVerse. The rebrand emphasizes ...

Conflict among honey bee genes supports theory of altruism

Using modern genetic approaches, a team of researchers has provided strong support for the long-standing, but hotly debated, evolutionary theory of kin selection, which suggests that altruistic behavior occurs as a way to ...

War of words among China ride-share rivals

The controversial boss of ride-sharing app Uber said Monday its biggest Chinese rival is spending as much as $80 million a week or $4 billion a year on subsidies, intensifying a war of words between the bitter competitors.

Digital imagery useful for pyrethrum analysis

Pyrethrum is a perennial, herbaceous plant grown mainly for the production of pyrethrins. Pyrethrins have insecticidal properties and are commonly used in natural and organic products as a pest control agent. Determining ...

Drip irrigation rates tested for eggplant growth and yield

In the southeastern United States, eggplant is often produced with high levels of irrigation water and nitrogen fertilizer. Excessive irrigation rate not only wastes water and contributes to nitrogen leaching, and may also ...

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