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Eliminating ‘Range Anxiety’ Through Better Batteries

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Like people who drive gas-powered cars, those who drive electric vehicles are always on the lookout for where they can get their next “fill up.” Or, in their…

Saving the Great Plains Water Supply

Friday, December 13, 2013

Michigan State University scientists are proposing alternatives that will halt and hopefully reverse the unsustainable use of water drawdown in the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest bodies…

Sandra Haslam and Richard Schwartz

High-Fat Diet in Puberty Speeds Up Breast Cancer

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to…

Felicia Wu

Food-Disease Links, from Genes to Global Impact

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Felicia Wu is precise and patient as she explains the complexities of a measurement known as the “global burden of disease” – what factors are included, how it…

Changing How Chemistry is Taught, From the Inside Out

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Melanie Cooper is a DBER pioneer. DBER (pronounced “dee-ber”) refers to Disciplined-Based Education Research, commonly defined by the National Academies of Science and the National Research Council as a collection…

Sowing a More Sustainable Future

Thursday, May 9, 2013

One of the keys to better nutrition and health for the people of Rwanda fits in the palm of a hand: legumes. But despite their nutritional punch, legumes—including…