It’s like playing telephone, but more science-y.
Researchers have found plants use an underground network of fungi to warn each other of attacks by aphids, small insects that feed on and can destroy plants, according to phys.org. The research was published in Ecology Letters and was conducted by researchers at the University of Aberdeen and [...]
Much of consumers’ resistance to new decontamination techniques for meat may stem from the lack of adequate information on the procedures, according to a new study from the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Food Standards Agency (FSA).
More than 2,000 people from around the U.K. participated in the survey, which was part of FSA’s program to reduce [...]
The Texas Longhorn has come a long way.
From the domestication of an ancient extinct predecessor to modern cattle to a trip to the New World with Spanish explorers, the history of this iconic cattle breed and a detailed trove of geopolitical history was hidden away in its genes until recently. To discover the Longhorns’ [...]
There’s more to your salad than meets the eye.
Researchers at the University of Colorado delved into the world of the communities of microorganisms that reside on fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to find out what’s actually there. Often, research focuses only on pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, as these [...]
To someone with peanut allergies, the staple in-flight snack many airlines offer could be cause for serious concern.
Although the debate is ongoing about how peanut and tree nut allergic people could be affected by peanut or tree nut dust on airplanes derived from their neighbors’ snacks, many with allergies take a proactive route.
Food allergies could have adverse effects on children’s growth, according to new research.
Researchers compared the body weights and body mass indices (BMI) of children with food allergies to a group of children without food allergies. They found kids with food allergies typically had lower body weights and BMIs, according to the research, which was [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is once again taking comments on a rule governing which cow parts can be used in human food and cosmetics, following recent research on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow).
The rule, called “use of materials derived from cattle in human food and cosmetics”, aims to protect [...]
As far as canines are concerned, a dog’s a dog.
It turns out that dogs don’t differentiate between breeds when they look at their canine compatriots. However, they can tell the difference between dogs and other species, according to a study published in the journal Animal Cognition.
Although dog species can vary greatly in size, [...]
We’ve all witnessed it: A dog flopping over at the sight of any free hand, looking for a belly rub; a cat breaking its usual cool and lofty repose to nuzzle at its human’s side.
Now, thanks to some new research, we know why pets will out of their way to be petted.
Researchers at [...]
New Year’s Eve is on its way and it may be time to put some hard thinkin’ on your 2013 resolutions.
If you’re one of the large group planning to revise your eating habits during 2013, some new research might just give provide a bit of inspiration.
Economists from Dartmouth University and England have found [...]