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2010-07-11 08:30:00

With corn being a critical US crop expected to help feed livestock and people around the world and also be a source for the production of clean energy, plant breeders are continually seeking ways to make the plants more productive.

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2010-07-08 09:50:20

Although global grain production must double by 2050 to address rising population and demand, new data from the University of Illinois suggests crop yields will suffer unless new approaches to adapt crop plants to climate change are adopted. Improved agronomic traits responsible for the remarkable increases in yield accomplished during the past 50 years have reached their ceiling for some of the world's most important crops.

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2010-06-29 07:50:13

Events occurring during the development of an infant's brain can leave behind fingerprints.

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2010-06-24 14:11:31

Human-driven changes in the earth's atmospheric composition are likely to alter plant diseases of the future.

2010-06-24 04:25:33

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and is a major component of giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn.

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2010-06-22 11:35:09

A few sturdy species of weed are proving to be a fair fight for Roundup weed killer.

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2010-06-22 07:21:22

A multi-institutional team reports that it has sequenced the body louse genome, an achievement that will yield new insights into louse – and human – biology and evolution.

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2010-06-17 07:43:41

Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and redfish captured in waters off Belize, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts.

2010-05-27 10:35:20

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new, more accurate method of calculating the change in greenhouse gas emissions that results from changes in land use.

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2010-05-20 09:25:28

Thanks to a new semiconductor manufacturing method pioneered at the University of Illinois, the future of solar energy just got brighter.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'