Tests suggest our ancestors could’ve eaten super hard food

Tests with orangutan teeth indicate that our early human ancestors could have eaten some really hard plant parts.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Jan. 27, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology early-humans evolution food orangutans seeds teeth

Sesame allergy is surprisingly common

More than 1 million adults and children in the US have an allergy to sesame. Is it time to require labeling on packaged foods?

Marla Paul-Northwestern | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine allergies food laws seeds

Thank bison and their dung for domesticated quinoa

Bbison helped small-seeded grains like quinoa spread across North America, which made their domestication easier, researchers report.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | July 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture food seeds

Family fights drive evolutionary ‘arms race’ in seeds

Conflict over the amount of resources an offspring receives from its parent may lead to speedy evolution.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | May 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology competition evolution plants seeds

Can ginkgo biloba seeds fight skin infections?

An extract from the seeds of the ginkgo biloba tree may be able to fight skin infections like acne and dermititis.

Carol Clark-Emory | April 18, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics gut-bacteria seeds skin trees

To reproduce, new rice plant clones itself

In what could be a major step for agriculture around the world, researchers have discovered a way to get rice plants replicate as clones for the first time.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Jan. 3, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture crops plants reproduction seeds

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