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A pestilence of pigweed

Spreading hundreds of thousands of seeds, one plant can doom a crop. Where is its weakness?

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The chemistry of math

Making and modeling better membranes could help unclog pharmaceutical pipelines.

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The Mysterious Case of the Renegade Receptor

No, this won’t be another long lecture about eating your vegetables, worthy as that theme might be. This is a mystery story. A whodunit.

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a pipe full of star power

Five years ago, Chad Sosolik came back from Washington with a crazy idea. Look what followed him home.

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Serious science, safer food

In the fight against food-borne pathogens, nothing is off the table, not even the grocery bag.

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a sea change in shell science

Andy Mount and his students are going up against seventy years of research that teaches something entirely different and that’s a tough thing to do.

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Convict Labor

How easy was it for a business to lease a group of convicts?

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Making Magic

For today’s blockbusters, the real wizards work their magic behind the scenes, with computers.

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Seeding the Future

A bumper crop of genetic data will help boost yields and equip plants to cope with pests, diseases, and weather extremes.

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Vital Robotics

In this vision, the biological and computational worlds have merged on every level, the physical world of humanity joined to digital reality.

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