Interactive: The 9 most menacing plant diseases that threaten our favorite foods from bread to bananas to beer.
Graphic: We’ve all heard about GMOs, and how ‘scary’ they can be. But really, humans have been genetically modifying crops since the beginning of agriculture, Here’s how we’ve been doing it.
Video: Have you ever wondered why lobsters (and crabs and shrimp) turn red when they’re cooked? The New England Aquarium’s director of research, Michael Tlusty, shows us his lobster lab and tells us why.
Video: Many of us get allergies this time of the year. Calman Prussin at the National Institute of Health explains why.
Video: Annual flu shots might become a thing of a past with a new approach to vaccines. Researcher Masaru Kanekiyo from the National Institute of Health explains.
Interactive: Every year, some young sea turtles feeding in Cape Cod during the summer overstay their visit and get ‘cold-stunned’ as the water turns cold. This interactive graphic shows how biologists and doctors at the New England Aquarium nurse the turtles back to health after they’re rescued by volunteers.
Interactive: Rare earth metals and oxides are crucial materials for today’s devices from smartphones to flatscreens to wind turbines and car batteries. Visit California, China and India through the 1950s to 2010 and learn how over 90% of the global supply of rare earths ended up coming from a single country today.
Photoessay: The forest serves people in myriad ways, from furniture to paper products to recreation. Kate Marquis is a forester who manages woodlots to ensure that wood is harvested in a sustainable way, a physically-demanding job with long hours spent trekking through the woods alone.
Photo: Each year, sea turtles that overstay in New England waters become cold-stunned as the waters turn cold, unable to move and eventually die if not found by Massachusetts Audubon volunteers and sent to the New England Aquarium’s cold-stunned sea turtle rehabilitation program.
This interactive was produced using Verite Timeline as an accompanying graphic for a short news piece that I wrote for Boston University News Service, Scientists Report First Step Away From Fertilizers. The graphic was designed to pull attention to all the good and the bad that synthetic fertilizers have done for humanity: helped to feed the…… Continue reading Industrial Nitrogen Fixation: A History Of Fertilizers