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  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    The Fate of Microbes and Carbon in the Aftermath of Wildfires

      In Controlled Burn (Grow, fall 2018), Erik Ness introduced readers to the Charcoalator, a small furnace that sustains tiny fires under controlled conditions. Associate […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    The Quest for Self-Fertilizing Crops

      In the fall 2020 issue of Grow, Eric Hamilton highlighted a team of CALS scientists and their search for alternatives to synthetic crop fertilizers. […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    Answers Await on the Ocean Floor

      It’s December 2018. Karthik Anantharaman awakens at 6 a.m., afloat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. He’s barely slept, adrenaline is flowing. There’s […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    ‘The Sweeping Landscape of Her Work’

    It took a hard-fought battle, but in 1919, after decades of petitions, demonstrations, and arrests, women finally won the right to vote. The passage and […]

  • Posted on October 12, 2012
    The Secret Lives of Bacteria

    Doug Weibel has a seemingly endless list of questions about bacteria, and he is using all tools at his disposal—and creating some new ones—to find the answers

  • Posted on October 6, 2011
    The Infection Eaters

    Marcin Filutowicz stumbled upon a potentially powerful biotherapy—using amoebas that feast on antibiotic-resistant bacteria to cure such ills as staph infections and diabetic ulcers

  • Posted on July 21, 2010
    How bacteria move

    Microscopic locomotion is more than meets the eye.

  • Posted on June 29, 2008