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A Legacy Seeded in Southern Tradition
In an age of genetically engineered crops, scientists look to old-fashioned
garden varieties that may ward off devastating blights of Southern crops.
Hot-lanta Lives Up to Its Name
Swapping vegetation for heat-absorbing asphalt and
concrete creates an "urban
heat island" effect in Atlanta; not only is the city's sprawl creating harmful
ozone, but it's also manipulating the weather.
Folklore - Where Fact Meets Fiction
Georgia folklore abounds with legends of Sherman's March to the Sea. Many towns
- including some never visited by the general's troops - have spawned stories
about how they were spared from the torch.
Retro Viruses - A New Look at Very Old Genes
Some retroviruses, including HIV, are much older than previously thought,
which changes how scientists look at disease research and the very nature
The Beauty of Rough, Tough Turf
Turf Industry Rooted in Tifton
"Boot Camp" for
A new grass hybrid is so tough it withstands not only harsh climates
but also the punishment to athletic fiels.
Fishing for Answers
Fish may soon replace conventional lab mice in some scientific research.
Fresher, Finer Foods
Thanks to a UGA food scientist, edible food coatings will increase shelf life,
reduce fat and enhance taste.
The Truth About Torts
Are personal injury lawsuits and medical malpractice cases running rampant in
UGA scientists discover sunburned coral reefs in the Caribbean - and
finger global warming as one cause.
When communities bet on casino gambling to stimulate their economy, they often
win a higher crime rate.
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New technology provides better translations
of ancient Ugaritic verse.
- Eating Plants
Scientists are looking to transgenic
plants to help solve pollution problems.
A new peach - firm but sweet -
bursts onto the scene.
Research at the Extremes
what extreme will researchers go in pursuit of science? Two UGA scientists
tell of risks traveling to opposite ends of the Earth.
UGA scientists combine new technology and the Internet to diagnose
crop diseases in a flash.