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Want to know what climate change will do in your back yard? There’s a dataset for that

(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) The 7-terabyte dataset, the largest of its kind, helps envision climate-change scenarios at scales as small as 1 kilometer. A new review validates and describes the dataset.

Eye-Popping Video Exposes Brazen Junk Science By Federal Climate Program

So is the federal government a disinterested player in the debate on climate science? Not based on an impressive video that outlines some of the shenanigans of government agencies that supposedly watch the matter. Composed of 13 federal agencies that conduct…

Try these modern twists on classic party mix

Remember party mix? That random assortment of corn/wheat/rice cereal, nuts, pretzels, Worcestershire sauce, butter and seasoned salt? Perhaps you know it by its more common branded name, Chex Mix, based on the cereal brand that actually “invented” it. Whatever you…

Ancient events are still impacting mammals worldwide

(Rice University) In the first study of its kind, researchers have discovered that events from 20,000 years ago or more are still impacting the diversity and distribution of mammal species worldwide.

Beyond ‘shovelomics’: Growing cassava in the air helps study the plant’s mysterious roots

(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Scientists at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture grew cassava in the air — using a technique called aeroponics — to better understand the root growth of one of the world’s hardiest staple crops.

Gulf Coast corals face catastrophe

(Rice University) Gulf of Mexico coral reefs may only be saved by a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions beyond those called for in the Paris Agreement, according to Rice University-led research.