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P is for Perseverance Mizzou Magazine After graduation, Mizzou offered Riggs a doctoral fellowship. She had enjoyed a summer internship in Missouri at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis (MU recently signed an agreement with the Danforth Center to jointly hire four researchers) and admired MU’s reputation for collaboration.
Supercharged Photosynthesis MIT Technology Review Breakthrough technologies of 2015 highlighted by MIT. These advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
A Call for Global Citizens Bill and Melinda Gates American astronomer and author Neil deGrasse Tyson: “In 15 years, we went from no space program … to boot prints on the moon. I remember the day, because that was made possible … everything else was possible as well. We can solve world hunger by 2030.”
Understanding images: A giant single-celled plant PLOS Blogs
Daniel Chitwood, Ph.D., assistant member at the Danforth Center as the February guest contributor for PLOS Genetics blog discussing image from Ranjan et al.
Young biotech firm Arvegenix chases the next cash crop St. Louis Post-Dispatch The plant’s seeds have the potential to be solid oil producers, while leftover meal can be used to make livestock feed.
Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? National Geographic
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge—from climate change to vaccinations—faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing.
The New STL: Innovators 2015 ALIVE Magazine ALIVE delved into STL’s innovative spirit in our first Innovation Issue to discover the people, ideas, spaces and places that are creating a better St. Louis. Meet the minds and makers behind the movement.
Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight
NPR Morning Edition 'Cover crops' could help significantly reduce the amount of nitrate pollution now making its way into rivers across the U.S.
Explore KWS: Grand Opening Celebration of the KWS Gateway Research Center in St. Louis BRDG Park On Thursday, January 22, 2015 KWS SAAT AG celebrated the grand opening of the KWS Gateway Research Center at BRDG Park. Dr. Léon Broers, member of the Executive Board of KWS gave brief remarks introducing the growing team to the St. Louis community.
Bill Gates and Other Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research The New York Times
“Our universities, our national labs are the best in the world,” Mr. Gates said, but he added that a chronic funding shortfall was holding back the pace of their work.
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