Editorial: Cotton patch geese and seaweed — and everything else — part of web of life

Save the horses, cattle, sheep, geese...

Phil Sponenberg is saving the breeds of livestock that helped build a nation — from the high-endurance colonial Spanish horse to breeds of cattle that pulled wagons and plows.

To walk with the animals, talk with the animals

Like a modern-day Dr. Dolittle, biologist Jeff Walters restores safe lifestyles for rare and endangered species of birds.

Subarctic expedition provides cool summer research adventure

Appalachia identity more diverse than stereotypes suggest

New people and new cultures have been moving through and settling in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains for hundreds of years.

Movement therapy a good stage for overcoming struggles, building self-esteem

Dancers enlighten audiences about the potential of persons with disabilities and the power of the human spirit.

Tiny pests plague olives

Olives are important to the diets and economies of many Mediterranean countries. Albania was under siege — until researchers discovered an elegant solution.

In medicine, early detection, individual assessment technologies offer hope in the battle against deadly illnesses

Researchers in the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences are advancing medical imaging and other technologies to study disease at the molecular level and find new ways to improve screening and treatment.

Pressure tactics winning the fight for healthier foods and new medicines

The public expects safe food and medicine. High-pressure processing is being tested and used with foods and medicines to kill pathogens and inactivate enzymes to retard spoilage.

Digital library preserves, shares history, scholarly works

Cover illustration by Barbara Corbett with photos by Bob Veltri, Michael Kiernan, and Alex Miller

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