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Found: A Millipede With 6 Colorways and a Cyanide Coating

Paul Marek, an entomologist at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, is a serial discoverer of new arthropods—from a black dwarf tarantula that bears his name to the world's leggiest known creature (as many as 750 wiggling limbs). Show More Summary

Animal Ag Bites 12/4

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of the 2017 College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship competition, which prepares students to become lifelong advocates for agriculture. The top three individual winners along withShow More Summary

From Alaska to Amazonia: First global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth

Detailed global maps of key traits in higher plants have been made available for the first time, thanks to work led by researchers from the University of Minnesota's (UMN) College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).

From Alaska to Amazonia—first global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth

Detailed global maps of key traits in higher plants have been made available for the first time, thanks to work led by researchers from the University of Minnesota's (UMN) College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).

Gunmen attack agriculture college in NW Pakistan: police

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Unidentified armed men stormed the campus of an agriculture university in Pakistan on Friday, wounding at least five people, police said.

Uncertainty surrounds US livestock methane emission estimates

(Penn State) A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States -- led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences -- has challenged previous top-down estimates.

Stem cells in intestinal lining may shed light on behavior of cancer cells

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) The lining of the intestines -- the epithelium -- does more than absorb nutrients from your lunch. It grows, shrinks, and adjusts the very makeup of its cells in response to whatever you just ate. Show More Summary

Sleeve gastrectomy, common weight-loss surgery, lowers women's tolerance to alcohol

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Women who have had gastric sleeve surgery to lose weight may want to consider limiting the number of alcoholic drinks they consume post-surgery. AShow More Summary

University of Tennessee associate dean named ASA Fellow

(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) The associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, John C. Stier, has been named a Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy.

A walk at the mall or the park? New study shows, for moms and daughters, a walk in the park is best

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) University of Illinois family studies researchers believed that if the attention restoration theory, which describes how interaction with natural environments...Show More Summary

A mom's support helps a child learn to handle negative emotions, but what if mom is distressed?

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) When children become upset, showing negative emotions or behaviors, some parents become distressed, while others are able to talk their child through the difficult situation. Show More Summary

Carbon emissions by plant respiration will have large impact on climate

(University of Minnesota) New findings by researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, who partnered with scientists from across the world, suggest plant respiration is a larger...Show More Summary

eDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisance

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) When seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before they are abundant is vital. Show More Summary

New method analyzes corn kernel characteristics

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) An ear of corn averages about 800 kernels. A traditional field method to estimate the number of kernels on the ear is to manually count the number of rows and multiply by the number of kernels in one length of the ear. Show More Summary

Disease-resistant apples perform better than old favorites

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) You may not find them in the produce aisle yet, but it's only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp in popularity, according to a University of Illinois apple expert.

New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable

Oak wilt fungus is another invasive plant pathogen that often goes unnoticed, until it's too late. Not anymore. New technology developed by University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) Assistant Professor Abdennour Abbas and his research team offers a simple, affordable diagnostic test utilizing nanotechnology and gold.

Researchers take aim at invasive, 'pernicious' spotted lanternfly

As populations of the invasive spotted lanternfly explode—and the state-imposed quarantine area in southeastern Pennsylvania expands—researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are looking for solutions to help stop the insect's spread and save agricultural crops from serious damage.

USDA invests in colleges and universities serving Alaska natives and native Hawaiians

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for projects to strengthen the capacity of Alaskan and Hawaiian educational...Show More Summary

Co-parenting after the end of a violent marriage: What does the first year look like?

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Intimate partner violence is not uncommon among divorcing couples. Whether a woman experienced intimate partner violence during marriage -- and the...Show More Summary

Cover crops provide bed and breakfast layover for migrating birds

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) After harvesting a corn or soybean crop, farmers may plant a cover crop for a variety of reasons -- to reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff, increase organic matter in the soil, and improve water quality. Show More Summary

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