Posted on June 19, 2014
Five things everyone should know about … Gluten
1. What is it? Gluten is a substance composed of two proteins—gliadin and glutenin—that are found in the endosperm (inner part of a grain) of […]
Posted on November 20, 2013
Meat, With a Touch of Fruit
Protecting organic meats from deadly bacteria calls for developing new antimicrobial
agents from natural sources
Posted on June 18, 2013
Wisconsin’s “Brown Gold” Rush
Transforming manure to energy in America’s Dairyland
Posted on February 15, 2013
KnowHow: how to make quark
There’s a new cheese in Wisconsin, and it has a rather funny name
Posted on October 12, 2012
KnowHow: how birds find their way
It’s a great biological mystery—how millions of migratory birds make epic journeys between their breeding and wintering grounds every year, rarely losing their way.
Posted on June 14, 2012
KnowHow: how to attract beneficial creatures to your garden
These critters not only do your garden good—they also are beautiful or at least interesting to look at. But to get them in your garden, you have to roll out the welcome mat.
Posted on February 26, 2012
KnowHow: how to dye eggs naturally
Learn how you can do egg dying with natural rather than synthetic dyes.
Posted on October 18, 2011
KnowHow: how bees make honey
Producing honey is a strenuous team effort for bees
Posted on June 21, 2011
KnowHow: how to grow a living soil
Learn how to improve soil as a medium for plant growth and provides the habitat for biological activity.
Posted on February 15, 2011
KnowHow: how DNA profiling works
DNA profiling can be used to transform a stray hair into a prison sentence.
Posted on December 6, 2010
KnowHow: how plants tell time
Plants of the same species tend to flower, fruit and go to seed with remarkable synchronicity. How are they able to keep such rigid schedules?
Posted on July 21, 2010
KnowHow: how bacteria move
Microscopic locomotion is more than meets the eye.
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