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Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm -- seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo -- produce high levels of antioxidant-b...
Remote sensing technologies key to the future of the oil palm industry(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Remote sensing technologies, using satellite and aerial data, could revolutionize the management of the oil palm industry, bringing both business and environmental benefits, say environmental experts writing in the journal Geo-spatial Information Scien...
NIFA announces $4.3 million for higher education support(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 20 grants totaling 4.3 million to help higher education institutions teach the next generation of food and agricultural science professional...
International Conference on Life Cycle Management on Sept. 3 - 6, 2017 in Luxembourg(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The 8th International Conference on Life Cycle Management (LCM) will take place on Sept. 3 - 6, 2017 in Luxembourg at the European Convention Center Luxembourg. The three-day conference brings together about 700 life cycle experts from more than 40 cou...
An Israeli innovation feeds the world with more fish protein(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A new way to grow larger fish and feed the expanding world population has earned a Hebrew University aquaculture expert a 2017 Kaye Innovation Award. Young tilapia fed molecules developed by Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan gained 25 percent more weight versus...
A bioplastic derived from soy protein which can absorb up to 40 times its own weight(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() This new product, which is organic and biodegradable, is environmentally friendly. For that reason, the experts are exploring its use in the area of horticulture, specifically as a raw material from which to make agricultural nutrient dispensers.
Lake harvests are likely more fruitful than we knew(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year globally and contribute more to global food supplies and economies than previous estimates indicate, according to a study published today by Michiga...
How grassland management without the loss of species works(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The intensive management of grasslands is bad for biodiversity. However, a study by the Terrestrial Ecology Research Group at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has brought a ray of hope: If different forms of management are optimally distributed...
Safeguarding sustainability through forest certification mapping(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() How can we ensure forest protection and sustainable forest biomass production at the same time? A first-ever global map of certified forest areas, based on a participatory and collaborative mapping approach, contributes to the answer.
How many protozoa are in the water we drink?(2017-06-27) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Researchers from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) have analyzed drinking water and detected oocysts of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia, two protozoa that cause outbreaks of diarrhea in humans. The levels detected are very low and do not represen...
Hot cities spell bad news for bees(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A new study from North Carolina State University finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.
Monitoring changes in wetland extent can help predict the rate of climate change(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Monitoring changes to the amount of wetlands in regions where permafrost is thawing should be at the forefront of efforts to predict future rates of climate change, new research shows.
Predicting future outcomes in the natural world(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() When pesticides and intentional fires fail to eradicate an invasive plant species, declaring biological war may be the best option.
Latest advances in malaria research in free eBook by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) today announced a grant from the J.C. Flowers Foundation (JCFF) to support the free eBook distribution of the research monograph, Malaria: Biology in the Era of Eradication. JCFF funding enables this newly p...
Steelhead trout population declines linked with poor survival of young fish in the ocean(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Researchers find declining survival of juvenile steelhead trout in the ocean is strongly coupled with significant declines in populations of wild and hatchery steelhead in the Pacific Northwest
Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions imposes high hidden costs on fuel(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Biofuel policies like the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard in California are trying to minimize the indirect land use change related emissions by accounting for the indirect land use change factor as part of the carbon emissions per gallon of biofuels. A Unive...
Peanut family secret for making chemical building blocks revealed(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The peanut and its kin -- legumes -- have not one, but two ways to make the amino acid tyrosine. That might seem small, but why this plant family has a unique way to make such an important chemical building block is a mystery that extends back to the 1...
UC Riverside molecular biochemist named to German National Academy of Sciences(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Katayoon Dehesh, director of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology and the Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair in Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected to the Leopoldina, the German National A...
Pulling the tablecloth out from under essential metabolism(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Most organisms share the biosynthetic pathways for making crucial nutrients because it is is dangerous to tinker with them. But now a collaborative team of scientists has caught plants in the process of altering where and how cells make an essential am...
Could humans ever regenerate a heart? A new study suggests the answer is 'yes'(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A new study's findings point to potential for tweaking communication between human genes and advancing our ability to treat heart conditions and stimulate regenerative healing.
UT-ORNL to shepherd US-China Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Network(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A new grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation will support a research network designed to identify transdisciplinary research opportunities for scientists in the United States and China working to achieve sustainable use of natural resources...
New method to rapidly map the 'social networks' of proteins(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Salk scientists improved upon a classic approach to mapping the interactions between proteins.
Panda love spreads to benefit the planet(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent Michigan State University (MSU) work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also protects habitat for other valuable plants and anim...
Ten million tons of fish wasted every year despite declining fish stocks(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tons of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to Sea Around Us research.
Vinegar: A cheap and simple way to help plants fight drought(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought tolerance in a wide range of plants. Published in Nature Plants, the study reports a newly discovered biological pathway ...
The beach time capsule(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() And to think it was all right there in her garage.A load of boxes pulled from biologist Dale Straughan's home yielded a veritable treasure trove for UC Santa Barbara researchers studying the impact of climate change on coastal biodiversity in Calif...
Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable(2017-06-26) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of scientists, economists and lawyers argue. They say the International Seabed Authority, which is responsible for regulating undersea mining in ar...
Lending plants a hand to survive drought(2017-06-25) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A research team led by the Australian National University has found a new way to help plants better survive drought by enhancing their natural ability to preserve water.
Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study shows(2017-06-23) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton(2017-06-23) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Marine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading science journal Nature Ecology and Evolution has found. Scientists from IMAS a...
New 3-D model predicts best planting practices for farmers(2017-06-23) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The University of Illinois and the Partner Institute for Computational Biology in Shanghai developed a computer model to predict the yield of different crop cultivars in a multitude of planting conditions. Published in BioEnergy Research, the model dep...
NUS study: Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weather(2017-06-23) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A new study by a team of plant biologists from the National University of Singapore found that some plants may selectively kill part of their roots to survive under cold weather conditions.
Dune ecosystem modelling(2017-06-23) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Using the acacia as an example, researchers show that the location has an effect on interaction with other species.
Ecology insights improve plant biomass degradation by microorganisms(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Microbes are widely used to break down plant biomass into sugars, which can be used as sustainable building blocks for novel biocompounds. Getting the right microbial community for this process is still a matter of trial and error. New insights by Univ...
A rising star(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() It's a tiny marine invertebrate, no more than 3 millimeters in size. But closely related to humans, Botryllus schlosseri might hold the key to new treatments for cancer and a host of vascular diseases.
Turtle go-slow zone extensions needed(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() James Cook University marine scientists are calling for an extension of go-slow zones in turtle habitats to reduce boat strikes on the threatened creatures.
Bug spray accumulation in the home(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A newly published article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reports that pyrethroids, a common household pesticide known to cause skin irritation, headache, dizziness and nausea, persists in the home for up over one year.
Sea sponges stay put with anchors that bend but don't break(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
Introducing the Large Dairy Herd Management 3rd edition (e-book)(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The ADSA Foundation is pleased to announce that after untold hours of work by a dedicated group of 171 chapter authors, 18 section editors, and 73 external reviewers, under the leadership of Dr. David Beede, the third edition of Large Dairy Herd Manage...
Lessons from whale population collapse could help future species at risk(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A study of historic whaling records has revealed there were warning signs that populations of commercially harvested whales were heading for global collapse up to 40 years before the event.
Australian origin likely for iconic New Zealand tree(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Ancestors of the iconic New Zealand Christmas Tree, P?hutukawa, may have originated in Australia, new fossil research from the University of Adelaide suggests.
Veteran scientist shares wisdom, experiences, crop management tactics in new book(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Dr. R. James Cook, one of the world's leading plant pathologists, built a storied 40-year career that profoundly impacted scientists and growers alike. His exceptional new book, Untold Stories: Forty Years of Field Research on Root Diseases of Whea...
Bacterial organizational complexities revealed(2017-06-22) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells -- the organisms' submicroscopic nanoreactors, which are comprised completely of protein.
Behavior study shows piglets prefer new toys(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() We can't help but be tempted by new things. We see it in a child's eyes when she opens a new toy, and feel it every time a new version of the iPhone is released. It turns out our preference for shiny, new things is pretty universal throughout t...
Regional 'hot spot' of Borna disease discovered in upper Austria(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date only a few cases were reported in Austria. Recently, four horses were afflicted in the same area of Upper Austria within just two years. Tests on local shr...
Algae: The final frontier(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Algae dominate the oceans that cover nearly three-quarters of our planet, and produce half of the oxygen that we breathe. And yet fewer than 10 percent of the algae have been formally described in the scientific literature, as noted in a new review co-...
Burn without concern(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds.
A patent study on the great new hope emerging from marine derived anticancer drugs(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Anticancer agents targeting microtubule from marine sources hold great potential in the field of cancer therapeutics and are gradually advancing in the clinical setup.
New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution and diseases(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated. Now, one team reports in ACS Sensors that portable...
MUSES facility enables investigation opportunities for future users(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The Multiple User System for Earth Sensing Facility (MUSES) will inspire and enable numerous branches of research and science through its ability to support many different kinds of investigations and hardware aboard the International Space Station.
Birds' feathers reveal their winter diet(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Influences outside the breeding season matter a lot for the population health of migratory birds, but it's tough to track what happens once species scatter for the winter. A study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications tries a new approach fo...
Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The absence of a single dominant bumblebee species from an ecosystem disrupts foraging patterns among a broad range of remaining pollinators in the system -- from other bees to butterflies, beetles and more, field experiments show.
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() This research suggests that that warmer temperatures associated with climate change may lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure.
Urban agriculture only provides small environmental benefits in northeastern US(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() 'Buy local' sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet t...
Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land(2017-06-21) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The fossil of an early snake-like animal -- called Lethiscus stocki -- has kept its evolutionary secrets for the last 340-million years.Now, an international team of researchers, led by the University of Calgary, has revealed new insights into the anci...
Plant reveals anti-Alzheimer's compounds(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Japanese scientists have developed a method to isolate and identify active compounds in plant medicines, which accurately accounts for drug behavior in the body. Using the technique, they have identified several active compounds from Drynaria Rhizome, ...
Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent children(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you're getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables that is known to accumulate in the brain. Two new studies find that children with higher lutein levels in the eye tend to...
Board game helps Mexican coffee farmers grasp complex ecological interactions(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A chess-like board game developed by University of Michigan researchers helps small-scale Mexican coffee farmers better understand the complex interactions between the insects and fungi that live on their plants -- and how some of those creatures can h...
Octopus-eye view key to preventing vision loss worldwide(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Dr Shelby Temple, from the University of Bristol's School of Biological Sciences, has been named Innovator of the Year 2017 for his ground-breaking work into polarisation and macular degeneration.
The chemistry of olive oil (video)(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Whether you have it with bread or use it to cook, olive oil is awesome. But a lot of chemistry can make or break a product. Extra virgin olive oil is the most expensive (and most delicious) variety, in part thanks to its low acidity. And peppery notes ...
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since...
USDA invests $6.8 million for research and extension grants on pollinator health(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced seven grants totaling 6.8 million for research and extension projects to sustain healthy populations of pollinators, which are crucial to th...
Mathematical biology tackles destructive plant virus(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Plant diseases pose a serious threat to global food security, especially in developing countries, where millions of people depend on consuming what they harvest.In sub-Saharan Africa, one plant disease in particular -- maize lethal necrosis -- is ravag...
Small variations in breeding pools make for big differences in Yosemite toad use(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus) is a rare species found exclusively in California's Sierra Nevada. While its range encompasses hundreds of miles, spanning five national forests and two national parks, the livelihood and future survival of this...
Villous tree model with active contractions for estimating blood flow conditions(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Perfusion in the human placenta is an important physiological phenomenon which shows the placental conditions. The magnitude of placental perfusion can be evaluated by 3-D power Doppler and contrast-enhanced MR images, but the direction has been hardly...
Fighting a destructive crop disease with mathematics(2017-06-20) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() An international team of researchers has used mathematical modelling to understand new ways of combating maize lethal necrosis, an emerging disease that poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa.
Wildebeest feast: Mass drownings fuel the Mara River ecosystem(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Each year, more than a million wildebeest migrate through Africa's Serengeti Mara Ecosystem. While crossing the Kenyan reach of the Mara River, thousands perish. A new study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, i...
Researchers sample a DC swamp to study a spineless creature(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Its name is Stygobromus hayi, the Hay's Spring amphipod. It is spineless. It lacks vision. It is an opportunistic feeder, consuming whatever resources are available -- perhaps including the remains of its own kind. That is where its similarities to...
Possible enhanced pesticide absorption from fresh food via nanoemulsions(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist David Julian McClements will lead a team that has received a three-year, 444,550 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the possibility ...
Is it sometimes ok to cheat?(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() When both partners benefit from a relationship -- husband and wife or pollinator and flower -- the relationship is known as a mutualism. Sometimes partners do not deliver their side of the bargain while still reaping the rewards. Research done at the S...
Chemistry of sea spray particles linked for first time to formation process(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified for the first time what drives the observed differences in the chemical make-up of sea spray particles ejected from the ocean by breaking waves.
Wheat coproducts vary in protein digestibility when fed to pigs(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two coproducts of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock.
Mixed conifer and beech forests grow more as they complement each other(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Complementarity between Scots pine and broad-leafed species in the use of the available resources, such as water, may increase the growth of mixed forests comprising both species compared with pure forests, those comprising only one. However, the lack ...
Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.
Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide, study finds(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and Western University, researchers have shown that probiotics can potentially protect honey bees from the toxic effects of pesticides.
Unusual soybean coloration sheds a light on gene silencing(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Today's soybeans are typically golden yellow, with a tiny blackish mark where they attach to the pod. In a field of millions of beans, nearly all of them will have this look. Occasionally, however, a bean will turn up half-black, with a saddle patt...
Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
150-year records gap on Sulawesi ends with 5 new species in the world's largest tree genus(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Coming 150 years after the last description from Sulawesi, five new species from the world's largest genus of trees, Syzygium, highlight the extent of unexplored botanical diversity on the Indonesian island. The study was published in the open acce...
UTEP doctoral student discovers 3 chameleon species(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() University of Texas at El Paso doctoral candidate Daniel Hughes has discovered three new species of chameleons. The reptile trio, historically thought to be a single species, was found in different parts of the Albertine Rift in Central Africa.
Monitoring soil structure changes after compaction(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Soil compaction is a global threat to soil ecosystem services, causing tremendous costs to society. The costs of soil compaction are borne by the cumulative loss of soil functionality (e.g. yield loss) following a compaction event until the soil has fu...
Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A recent discovery by Stanford University scientists could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops. This promising technology has three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity delivered through a ...
Scientists demonstrate adaptation of animal vision in extreme environments(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Cell biologists at the University of Toronto have discovered animals can adapt their ability to see even with extreme changes in temperature. The researchers looked deeply into the eyes of catfish living in cold-water streams at altitudes of up to near...
Deaths of migrating wildebeests key to Serengeti's vibrant ecosystem(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Wildebeest carcasses, casualties of the world's largest overland animal migration, pile up annually on the banks of the Mara River in Africa and play a crucial role in vibrant ecosystem of the Serengeti plains, a new Yale-led study has found.
New report looks at 6 key impact areas of shale oil and gas development in Texas(2017-06-19) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A comprehensive review of the impacts of oil and gas development in Texas by a cross-disciplinary task force of top researchers -- organized by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) -- finds a wide range of both benefits an...
New approach to unlock the genetic potential of plant cell wall(2017-06-16) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Researchers from the University of York and the Quadram Institute have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant cell walls, which could help improve the quality of plant-based foods.
Increase in ciguatera fish poisoning cases in Europe(2017-06-16) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Fish is a healthy diet, it supplies important omega-3 fatty acids and trace elements like iodine and selenium. However, eating fish caught in certain regions can sometimes also have its risks. In Bavaria, there have recently been reports of multiple ca...
Among farmworkers, immigrants are less likely to use SNAP(2017-06-16) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- formerly known as 'food stamps' -- that helps low-income individuals and families purchase food is less likely to be used by farmworkers eligible for the benefit who are immigrants...
Marine predators: Bigger in size with an appetite to match(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The size of marine invertebrate predators has increased over the past 500 million years, while the size of their prey has not, a new study reveals.
Holes drilled in shells point to bigger predators picking on small prey(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The drill holes left in fossil shells by hunters such as snails and slugs show marine predators have grown steadily bigger and more powerful over time but stuck to picking off small prey, rather than using their added heft to pursue larger quarry, new ...
Optimizing feeding is necessary to maintain milk production in organic herds(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Currently, agriculture accounts for approximately 9% of total US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By varying diet formulation and the associated crop production to supply the diet, farmers can affect the quantity of GHG emissions of various feeding syst...
BfR Research: Proof of the transfer of aluminium from menu trays to food(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Foods from uncoated aluminium trays can contain high levels of aluminium. This is the result of a BfR research project in which several foods prepared in line with the rules of the Cook&Chill process before being kept warm were examined in an explorato...
Global diet and farming methods 'must change for environment's sake'(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says.The research, from the University of Minnesota, also found that future increases in agricu...
First few millimeters of the leaf margin identify palm species in a new key to Syagrus(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() An incredible amount of information is contained in the very first few millimeters of the leaflet margin of species in the Neotropical palm genus Syagrus. A new key to the genus, published in the open access journal PhytoKeys, proves that by using a s...
How does a frog heal wounded skin without scarring?(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() When a Xenopus frog is deeply wounded, its skin can regenerate without scarring. Researchers have found that cells under the skin contribute to this regeneration after an excision injury.
PolyU to join force with Chinese and European partners in food safety(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast will lead one of the world's largest food safety projects across Europe and China. The European Horizon 2020 program and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) prog...
Drill holes in fossil shells point to bigger predators picking on small prey(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() The drill holes left in fossil shells by hunters such as snails and slugs show marine predators have grown steadily bigger and more powerful over time but stuck to picking off small prey, rather than using their added heft to pursue larger quarry, new ...
Handbook of the Science of Science Communication published by Oxford(2017-06-15) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() From vaccinations to climate change, nuclear power to fracking, the weight of scientific evidence and the perceptions of the public are often deeply at odds. Political controversies arise over issues involving long-settled scientific issues as well as ...
Gluten-free beer from Witkop teff grains(2017-06-14) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() For celiac patients and others on gluten-free diets, it seems like gluten is everywhere -- cakes, cookies and breads. It's even in most beers. But now, one team reports in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that beers made with Witkop t...
Promising peas' potential in big sky country(2017-06-14) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() Changing over from all wheat to wheat-pea rotations can be uncertain. To help, researchers have been studying how pea genetics interact with the environment to affect crop yields, pea protein and starch content for market demands.
Researchers team with Land Institute to boost perennial permaculture with native fungi(2017-06-14) [来源: http://www.eurekalert.org]
() A collaboration between scientists at the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas and The Land Institute aims restore fungi historically tied with native tallgrass prairie -- all in hopes of making farming viable for the long-term future.



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