Feature Stories

Inmates grow food, skills at new garden

Some gardeners shop for the best gloves, hat or kneeling mat. Others gear up by wearing matching outfits and working with whatever tools the warden lets them use for the day

Georgia freshwater fish

This is no fish tale: a new Georgia Museum of Natural History Web site offers the most complete look at Georgia fishes, what they are and where they’re found.

Look! Up in the sky!

Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, left more to human history than the fanciful idea of equine flight.

Need for vitamin supplements among Georgia’s elderly

A new study by University of Georgia researchers shows that despite the availability of fortified foods, many older adults suffer from deficiencies of vitamin D, calcium and B12, which are critical for optimal bone, blood and nervous system health.

Hope that they’re still out there

Until credible sightings popped up three years ago, the scientific world was in agreement that ivory-billed woodpeckers had gone the way of the dodo.

Move to Improve

A workplace program that encourages employees to set exercise goals substantially increased workers’ physical activity, according to a new study by University of Georgia exercise and health researchers.

Genome sequence shows sorghum’s immense potential

Southerners may best know sorghum as sweet, biscuit-topping syrup. But the small grain’s uses range from a dependable, drought-tolerant food crop to biofuel source, says a University of Georgia researcher who led a team that recently sequenced the plant’s genome.

Monkeying around

When Tchaikovsky penned The Nutcracker, the last thing he probably had in mind was a capuchin monkey.