Could drought-resistant crops be in our future?

International research has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that many think could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof crops.

Lead researcher, Dr. Kai Xun Chan from The Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Biology, said the team discovered an enzyme […]

Study shows underlying pattern in public views about science

A recent Pew Research study looked into individuals’ knowledge regarding a wide variety of scientific topics and concluded that science knowledge is a “significant factor” in whether or not he or she believes in a number of different controversial topics. For example, the study found that adults who are more “science literate” than their peers […]