Plants thrive in a complex world by communicating sharing resources and transforming their environments

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Plants thrive in a complex world by communicating sharing resources and transforming their environments Longleaf pines support one another through mycorrhizae – mutually beneficial relationships between certain fungi and the trees’ roots.Justin Meissen/Flickr, CC BY-SA Beronda L. Montgomery, Michigan State University As a species, humans are wired to collaborate. That’s […]

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Women used to dominate the beer industry – until the witch accusations started pouring in

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Women used to dominate the beer industry – until the witch accusations started pouring in Three women dressed in Middle-Age period garb as alewives. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images Laken Brooks, University of Florida What do witches have to do with your favorite beer? When I pose this question to […]

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How Black Americans used portraits and family photographs to defy stereotypes

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How Black Americans used portraits and family photographs to defy stereotypes Janette Greenwood, Clark University Unstable. Criminal. Impoverished. Absentee fathers. Neglectful mothers. “A tangle of pathology,” as the Moynihan Report, a 1965 study on Black poverty, put it. For decades, the Black family has been denigrated as dysfunctional. When mass […]

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The puzzle of play

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The puzzle of play The purpose of play — for children, monkeys, rats or meerkats — has proved surprisingly hard to pin down. Scientists continue to toss around ideas. By Chris Woolston 3.30.2021 Anyone who has ever chucked a tennis ball in the general vicinity of a border collie knows […]

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Things to Know About GMOs

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[responsivevoice_button] Things to know about GMOs. You may have heard of “GMO” foods before, but what you may not know is the science and purpose behind them. “GMO” is a common term used to describe foods that have been created through genetic engineering. A GMO (genetically modified organism) is a […]

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