Eating walnuts activates the hunger regulator part of your brain

In Massachusetts, a first-of-its-kind brain imaging study showed consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. Packed with...

More leaf wax makes wheat more drought-tolerant

In Texas, researchers found that plants will generate a thicker layer of leaf wax to survive longer stretches of drought. Sarah Feakins, a scientist...

Plant-based chemotherapy complex kills cancer cells

In Washington, D.C., researchers led by Dr. Nicole Steinmetz at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland demonstrated that a complex consisting of tobacco...

Deep learning technique helps humans identify plant species in natural history collections

In Pennsylvania, computer algorithms looking at images of thousands of preserved plants have learned to automatically identify species that have been pressed, dried and...

Tomato juice can taste better by adding tomato essence

In Florida, University of Florida scientists are working on making your tomato juice taste better by extracting tomato essence and then adding it back...

Listening to honey bees may improve colony health

In Canada, using a platform with tiny sensors that detect sound and vibration placed along the wall of the hive, Simon Fraser University graduate...

First probiotic sour beer contains live strains of good bacteria

In Singapore, a novel probiotic sour beer created by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore incorporates the probiotic strain Lactobacillus...

Walnuts add gut health to their superfood credentials

In Louisiana, researchers found walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut and that the reshaping of the gut microbe...

Improve your diet over time to reduce your premature death risk

In Massachusetts, a recent Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study found that people who improve the quality of their diets over time,...

Virtual reality is the human-machine interface for this robotic vineyard worker

In Oregon, Digital Harvest, a Virginia-based agricultural solutions company who recently established a research outpost at the Pendleton UAS Test Range, developed the Remote...

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