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Father-daughter duo co-author research paper on new grapefruit cybrids

Father-daughter duo co-author research paper on new grapefruit cybrids

When Jude Grosser's daughter, Melinda, was in elementary school, he would often take her to his laboratory at the University of Florida's Citrus Research and Education Center, where he works as a researcher on citrus diseases and creating new varieties. [More]
Children in hospital speak to Santa at the North Pole

Children in hospital speak to Santa at the North Pole

This holiday season, children too sick to leave their hospital rooms received an interactive visit from Old St. Nick. [More]

Farming societies experience same growth rate as contemporaneous foraging societies

Prehistoric human populations of hunter-gatherers in a region of North America grew at the same rate as farming societies in Europe, according to a new radiocarbon analysis involving researchers from the University of Wyoming and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. [More]

DWU-based irrigation treatments benefit container-grown nursery plants

Competition for limited water resources is challenging producers of container-grown nursery plants to investigate alternative irrigation strategies. [More]

Study offers new data about feasibility of using LEDs in greenhouse tomato operations

To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplemental lighting. [More]

Climate change warming lakes at a rapid rate, new study reveals

Climate change has led to warming of lakes at a rapid rate, even faster than the air or the oceans, according to York U Biologist Sapna Sharma, a lead author of a new global study. [More]

RS Calibration Services to provide high-quality services for Caltrol's life sciences customers

At Caltrol, we believe we are better together—when partnering with other companies who share our values and can complement our products and services to bring even broader range of service solutions to customers. That's why we are proud to announce a new partnership with RS Calibration Services, Inc. that will benefit pharmaceutical, biomedical and medical device companies throughout California. [More]

Eating together with colleagues improves job performance

Plenty of companies invest big money to provide their employees with upscale workplace eateries or at least catered meals. But are those companies getting a good return on their investment? According to a new Cornell University study, the answer is yes. [More]

Researchers evaluate contaminants in community garden soils in New York City

While community gardens provide benefits including urban green space, opportunities for recreation, art expression, social gathering, and improved diets, urban gardening may also increase the opportunity for exposure to common urban soil contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). [More]
New report finds critical research gaps in assessing environmental impacts of crude oil spills

New report finds critical research gaps in assessing environmental impacts of crude oil spills

A comprehensive scientific report released today by The Royal Society of Canada has concluded that there are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them. [More]
Global Health Film Festival programme published for 30 and 31 October

Global Health Film Festival programme published for 30 and 31 October

The full programme has been published for the first Global Health Film Festival to be held on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE. A collaboration between the Royal Society Medicine, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the festival aims to use film and media as a catalyst to inspire change in health and development. [More]

Cultural practices could help increase sweetpotato production in semiarid Pacific Northwest

Sweetpotato, a warm-season root crop grown across the world, needs heat and humidity to flourish. In the United States, commercial sweetpotato production occurs predominantly in the southeastern states and California, while production farther north is limited. Recently, Oregon State University researchers discovered cultural practices that could help to increase sweetpotato production in the semiarid Pacific Northwest. [More]
New study compares general measures of self-control with domain-specific measures

New study compares general measures of self-control with domain-specific measures

Whether it's resisting buying a candy bar in the checkout lane or purchasing an unneeded pair of shoes on sale at the mall, self-control varies from person to person. Researchers must pay attention to these differences in individuals' self-control when assessing the impact of public policies, according to a new study by marketing and consumer behavior experts at Rice University and Vanderbilt University. [More]
Humans worse for Chernobyl animals than nuclear disaster

Humans worse for Chernobyl animals than nuclear disaster

Humans are worse for wildlife than nuclear disaster, according to the first long-term study at Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear accident, which found wildlife was thriving. [More]
Religion satisfies 16 basic human desires, says OSU psychologist

Religion satisfies 16 basic human desires, says OSU psychologist

Throughout history, scholars and researchers have tried to identify the one key reason that people are attracted to religion. [More]

Fostering better relationship between Native American tribes and climate scientists

Hoping to improve Native American tribes' access to climate science tools, a Michigan State University researcher will use a four-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster better relations between tribes and scientific organizations when dealing with climate change. [More]
Soil bacteria, richness of animal species belowground play a key role in regulating ecosystem functions

Soil bacteria, richness of animal species belowground play a key role in regulating ecosystem functions

Although most of the world's biodiversity is below ground, surprisingly little is known about how it affects ecosystems or how it will be affected by climate change. A new study demonstrates that soil bacteria and the richness of animal species belowground play a key role in regulating a whole suite of ecosystem functions on Earth. The authors call for far more attention to this overlooked world of worms, bugs and bacteria in the soil. [More]

2015 National Sexual Assault Conference to be held in Los Angeles on September 2-4

The 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) will be held in Los Angeles on September 2-4, 2015. NSAC 2015 is hosted by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). [More]
Study provides clearer picture of evolutionary history, genetic organization of cannabis

Study provides clearer picture of evolutionary history, genetic organization of cannabis

A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop. [More]
Cosmetic and cleaning products contain millions of plastic particles

Cosmetic and cleaning products contain millions of plastic particles

Everyday cosmetic and cleaning products contain huge quantities of plastic particles, which are released to the environment and could be harmful to marine life, according to a new study. [More]
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