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Science News Archive - October 17, 2010

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The United Nations top official on the right to food has called for extensive changes in farming methods to protect the environment and ensure everyone has plenty to eat.

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University of North Carolina, Greensboro researchers are studying native grasses to develop a better understanding of the workings of fungal endophytes.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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