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Ancient brewery discovered on mountaintop in Peru
... the ancient Wari beer brewed from the pepper tree berries
using traditional pottery. Video of this process can be seen at www.fieldmuseum.org/expeditions/index.html on the website of email@example.com TM , a free, interactive online program that follows Field Museum scientists as they conduct ...
Summer in the South: Kudzu and oriental bittersweet
...from Southeast Asia around 1860. The bright orange berries
produced in the fall have made oriental bittersweet popular for wreaths and winter flower arrangements, but the pretty vine wreaks havoc on the trees and native plants of the Southern Appalachian forest. Studies by Southern Research Station scientist...
Cranberry breeding program may soon bear fruit for growers
...to give those same growers a competitive edge. The berries
of HyRed, a cranberry bred and tested for more tha... on boosting the color, or pigment content, of the berries
as their first target because color is an easy trait to measure and growers identified it as a key i...
Urban black bears becoming couch potatoes, study says
...natural food, which can consist of everything from berries
up to adult deer. Instead, they are choosing to forage in dumpsters behind fast-food restaurants, shopping centers, and suburban homes, often eating their fill in far less time than it would take to forage or hunt prey. "Black bears in urban areas ...
Bird 'breathalyzer' helps assess migratory diet
...tched their diet during migration from insects and berries
to corn, suggesting that the birds ate at bird feeders. This raises questions about the importance of feeders to the birds as they migrate. Podlesak hopes to answer questions about both species with additional research. Funding for his research co...
An eye for scent marks
...mportant for bird foraging: the waxy cover of many berries
has a high UV reflectance. UV vision is part of the sensory equipment of many vertebrates and invertebrates (e. g., honeybees), but has been lost in the evolution of mammals. Not completely, however, as some rodents like mice and rats have retained U...
Lead by example to get your kids to eat right, experts say
... are cheapest. Top picks: asparagus in the spring, berries
in the summer, apples in the fall and pears in the winter. "Remember that children close their ears to advice, but open their eyes to example," Nanney says....
Organic and sustainable foods have more polyphenolics linked to health benefits
Organically or sustainably grown berries
and corn contain up to 58 percent more polyphenolics, natural antioxidants that are a natural defense for plants and may be good for our health, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis. The work suggests that pe...
Black raspberries a potentially powerful agent in fight against colon cancer
...s compared to rats that had no berries
in their diet. For years, sci...ith the amount of freeze-dried berries
fed to a rat -- the more berries
a rat ate, the fewer tumors it had. ...
From nanotechnology to raspberries, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
... cohesive than that of the standard cultivars. The berries
are extremely symmetrical and the drupelets tear apart rather than separate from each other. Josephine seems resistant to both late rust and leaf hoppers. In keeping with tradition, established for other new varieties in recent years, of naming the m...
"Berry, berry, berrygood!"
... ailments, scurvy and urinary tract problems. The berries
contain a unique and complex chemical composition ...sible for the red, purple and blue pigments of the berries
and hold the most promising properties for human health. Since anthocyanins have been shown to be po...
Black raspberries show multiple defenses in thwarting cancer
...f about 1.4 to 2 cups of fresh berries
may be ideal for staving off c... that one of these helpings be berries
of some sort." The research appears in the journal Cancer R...
Bees deliver fungicide more effectively than sprays, study finds
...ds and weighed between 26 and 40 percent more than berries
that were given no treatment. "Since strawberries are primarily wind- and gravity-pollinated, most growers don't add hives to their fields. However, previous studies have shown that adding hives does increase strawberry yield," said Kovach. "Our resu...
UF researchers develops new strawberry varieties
...nth, following extensive field trials in which the berries
performed well under typical growing conditions. Earlibrite's berries
ripen from December through February, just after most California berries
stop appearing in markets, ...
Research Bears Fruit, And Patents
...ivars with large, firm, highquality, rot-resistant berries
and disease and pest resistant plants that willbe ...ese new cultivars grow in your back yard, or their berries
beavailable from a grower near you? While testing is not yet complete for all regions, West Coast pr...
Study Shows Songbirds Switch From Bugs To Berries To Fuel Fall Migration
...t-laden "refueling" siteswhere they can fill up on berries
for the long haul. The Brown study indicates that ...d vireo and yellow-rumped warbler,for example--ate berries
primarily. The fruits of native shrubs, includingnorthern arrowwood, bayberry and pokeweed, contribu...