Modern tomatoes are very different from their wild ancestors – and we found missing links in their evolution
Through genetic detective work, scientists have identified missing links in the tomato’s evolution from a wild blueberry-sized fruit in South America to the larger modern tomato of today.
Jan. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
evolution genetics agriculture genomics research-brief global-perspectives crops tomato latin-america plant-breeding domestication
Earth's biggest rivers are streams of warm water vapor in the atmosphere that can cause huge rain and snowfall over land. Climate change is making them longer, wetter and stronger.
Jan. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
climate-change flooding storms meteorology natural-disasters rain snow weather-forecasting atmospheric-science global-perspectives