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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Dairy Food Science Program Promotes Safety, Quality

Article ID: 714939

Dairy Food Science Program Promotes Safety, Quality

Cornell University

The Cornell Dairy Foods Extension certificate program offers a core curriculum that covers basic dairy science and food safety, along with more specialized courses in cheese, milk and fermented products such as yogurt. The content includes basic concepts, such as the composition of milk, plus techniques for handling and testing the products at each step of the manufacturing process, and highly sophisticated data-analysis tools for ensuring product quality.

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25-Jun-2019 4:35 PM EDT
Newswise: Program expands to help Latin American growers

Article ID: 714694

Program expands to help Latin American growers

Cornell University

Stroll the produce aisles of most major supermarkets in the United States and one thing stands out that wasn’t the case 20 years ago: There’s an abundant, diverse supply of fresh fruits and vegetables available to consumers year-round.

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20-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 714648

Cornell Partnership Aims to Improve Food Security in Latin America

Cornell University

Cornell University and the Core Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to explore new ways to promote food security and agricultural innovation in Peru and across Latin America.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

Article ID: 714489

Researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

Iowa State University

A research project looking for ways to add value to biochar may have found an unexpected application for the black powder that's a co-product of thermochemically converting biomass to bio-oil. Biochar could be a slow-release fertilizer that feeds crops while protecting water quality.

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17-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714081

UW System forms Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will lead a collaboration of 13 UW System institutions in a research and teaching partnership aimed at enhancing Wisconsin’s leadership in freshwater science, technology, entrepreneurship and economic growth.

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6-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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