As millions of Americans finally warm up after last week’s polar vortex event, air temperature is on a lot of people’s minds, especially climate scientists. The chilly polar air made some headlines for sure, but the infrequency of cold snaps has scientists asking a pretty big question, are our winters getting warmer?
Recently scientists worked on a new way to engineer plants to be more productive and spend less energy while cleaning up occasional cellular messes. How can we make plants more efficient?
Happy new year everyone! As our global family kicks off a brand new year, let's take a moment to get a snapshot of our big family by asking the big question: How’s the population doing?
Plan your menu, make your shopping list and dust off your chemistry set because it’s time to get cooking for Thanksgiving! Did I just say chemistry set? Yes, I did! But you don’t need fancy beakers and pipettes to cook your feast. There is already a ton of chemistry going on when you cook your traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Humans have transplanted crops all over the globe and have ushered in the era of modern agriculture, but what happens when the environment for specific crops changes? No better way to dig into this than by asking today’s big question: Why are Virginia scientists planting African crops?