Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

August 10, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. In what feels like a moment right out of Star Trek , members of the Expedition 44 crew on the International Space Station are about to eat the very first crops grown in space . Today, a batch of red romaine lettuce will be harvested from the “Veggie” plant growth system on the ISS orbiting laboratory  to make a tasty space salad for the crew. Scientists hope that the fresh food will be not only more nutritious for the astronauts, but that it will also improve their moods and maybe even help protect from harmful radiation. Read the rest of Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Color Calendar to Help You Keep Flowers Blooming All Year Long

August 8, 2014 by  
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Summer may be on the decline up here in the northern hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean that your world will be flower -less until next spring. There are many species that bloom right through autumn, and even into winter, depending on which planting zone you’re in. Planting flowers that pop up in early Spring are ideal for giving pollinators some vital nourishment when they wake from their wintery slumber, and fresh flowers have also been known to help fend off seasonal affective disorder, aka the “winter blues”. This color calendar offers solid information about when to plant some of the most popular (and most beautiful) blooms around, so take a look and see which might be right for your garden. + Chadwicks Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: A Color Calendar to Help You Keep Flowers Blooming All Year Long Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autumn , blooms , bluebells , daffodils , fall , flower , flowers , garden , Gardening , infographic , moods , poinsettias , Seasonal Affective Disorder , spring , summer , winter , yarrow

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Food Chain Radio Discusses Mitigating the Problem of Pharmaceuticals in Our Drinking Water

January 31, 2010 by  
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photo: J. Novak We’ve become a nation dependant upon drugs

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