Feature Stories

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.

Bombs away!

During a research trip to Puerto Rico, ecologist James Porter took samples from underwater nuclear bomb target USS Killen, expecting to find evidence of radioactive matter – instead he found a link to cancer.

Rethinking groundwater contamination

A new University of Georgia study suggests that health agencies investigating Salmonella illnesses should consider untreated surface water as a possible source of contamination.