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Peter Heller is the author of a finely crafted, deeply melancholy, but -- against type! -- hopeful post-apocalyptic novel The Dog Stars , published to wide and well-deserved acclaim in 2012. Heller ...
by Steve Masover
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The domestication of plants is something that happened independently in many different regions of the world. The domestication of plants marks a fundamental change in the way people interact with ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 53 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 08:15 AM PST with 126 Recommends
By Adelita San Vicente Tello September 30, 2014 Mexicans celebrated National Day of Maize yesterday, September 29, 2014, with demonstrations, marches, and expositions. Known as the Land of Maize, ...
by Bev Bell
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Adult corn rootworm beetle on a corn plant. Image: Sarah Zukoff/Flickr Thanks to CroneWit for alerting us to the evolution of rootworms resistant to genetically engineered "rootworm resistant corn,"
by HoundDog
Comment Count 417 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 12:32 PM PDT with 216 Recommends
You don't know when, you don't know where, but they're out there, waiting for you, and they're gonna getcha.
by thefarleftside
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:03 AM PST with 5 Recommends
What would you think of somebody who took out a loan, used something valuable as collateral, and when the collateral dropped in value by the time the loan was due, refused to pay the loan and made ...
by ericf
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 12:15 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Prologue : Continuing where yesterday’s diary left off this diary delves into the quintessence of everyday living among the Ancestral Puebloans. Namely, the communal aspects of their culture. ...
by richholtzin
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 11:09 AM PST with 37 Recommends
Prologue : The previous diary posted on the Human History of the Colorado Plateau (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/06/1183471/-DKos-Special-Diary-Human-History-of-the-Colorado-Plateau) as ...
by richholtzin
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 02:06 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Prologue : This special supplement follows on the proverbial heals of yesterday's Canyonlands National Park tour. (Were you on the tour? I mean, did you get a chance to read along, as it were? ...
by richholtzin
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:44 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Prologue : The prehistoric people of the Colorado Plateau, the so-named Ancestral Puebloans, lived here for well over a thousand years. While the geology and scenic beauty and diversity of flora ...
by richholtzin
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:14 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Barbara McClintock was one of the great geneticists of the Twentieth Century. She was a Nobel laureate (1983) who studied the genetics of corn (maize). She revolutionized genetics with her discovery ...
by Desert Scientist
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 03:43 PM PST with 25 Recommends
In this continuing armchair virtual tour series, and thanks to the community for being so receptive to same, we’re headed back to the desert country, this time in the Moab, Utah vicinity. ...
by richholtzin
Comment Count 67 comments on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:57 AM PST with 55 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 03:30 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Its no secret anymore to most folks, we're in the midst of record breaking temperatures and drought conditions. The county I live in right now in Indiana just had a state of emergency declared , ...
by idbecrazyif
Comment Count 70 comments on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 09:04 PM PDT with 82 Recommends
Withering severe to extreme drought, covering most of the southern two-thirds of the United States, has led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make its largest disaster declaration ever. ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 07:55 PM PDT with 79 Recommends
The title's all in caps for a reason - you'll just have to bear with me to find that reason out. It's complicated. My daughter tells this story of moving to North Carolina, inviting friends over ...
by Downtowner
Comment Count 287 comments on Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 06:19 AM PDT with 266 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 03:40 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
In a fight, I am betting on Mother Nature. And it will not end well.
by SaraBeth
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 05:48 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
If you grow up in South Dakota, If you listen to the winds of the high and windy plains, You know things That people don't tell you. This is not one of the old stories from the people of the South ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 09:18 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Smartstax is a genetically modified (GM) corn that has eight GM traits combined or ‘stacked’ together, six for insect resistance (Bt) and two for herbicide tolerance. Current stacked GM trait ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 11:07 AM PDT with 16 Recommends