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Bomb-detecting Plants

What if you could train plants for national security? A biologist at Colorado State University working with the Department of Defense is doing just that. Genetic engineering is making plants react to threats they never encountered in nature -for human benefit. Picture this at an airport, perhaps in as soon as four years: A terrorist rolls [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Strange College Traditions

Most colleges have a campus-specific tradition or two that you simply must participate in before you graduate. Here are a few of them – be sure to leave a comment and tell us what your college or alma mater does! 1. Naked Quad Run – Tufts University, Medford, MA. I don’t need a special day to [...]

What’s in a Name?

These names have probably all ended up in your shopping cart at some point, but how well do you know their origins? Let’s take a look at the names behind some of our favorite groceries. Kellogg’s Seventh-day Adventist brothers Will Keith and John Harvey Kellogg stumbled across a tasty process for flaking corn while working at Michigan’s [...]