Agriculture

New research suggests gamma rays stunt plant growth.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
New research uncovers the cellular basis of fractal patterns in Romanesco and cauliflower.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Steers that ate small amounts of seaweed produced far less of the greenhouse gas methane.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Milk proteins grown in the laboratory could be a more sustainable alternative to the cow’s udder, but the science behind it is still maturing.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Analysis of dental plaque more than 3,000 years old reveals traces of proteins from bananas, soybeans and turmeric.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Celebrating the Indigenous people of the Americas who revolutionized what the world eats.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
If we want to rein in climate change, we will likely need to change what we eat and how we produce it.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Samuel Acheampong is using the Nobel Prize-recognized technique to tweak the genes of traditional Ghanaian crops.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
A new type of exotic mantis has entered the U.S. My own brood of nonnative mantises sheds light on what that means.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Someday, such supports could allow meat in the lab to grow from tiny hamburger-nuggets into something more like steak.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New research indicates that new technologies emerged on the island separately from Eurasian innovations.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The researchers hope to resurrect a variety of date that was praised in antiquity but lost to time.
Catherine Meyers, Editor