• The African naked-neck chicken. Image courtesy of Carl Schmidt/University of Delaware
    May 5, 2014   BY Joshua Barajas 

    Researchers believe that the key to feeding a growing global population is a chicken that can take the heat.

    A team of scientists from the University of Delaware studied the genetic makeup of the African naked-neck chicken and whether its ability to survive heat stress and other conditions of a warmer climate could be bred into American broiler chickens. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A graphic chronicle of debt ceiling hikes from Bloomberg Businessweek. For the record, it doesn’t seem like either ‘political gamesmanship’ or a game of chicken, so much as a vivid illustration of how and why the national debt has grown.

  • July 3, 2006  

    After scares that an Indonesian family died from human-to-human transmission of the bird flu, a team of United Nations veterinary experts are working to set up a countrywide surveillance system to monitor the disease’s spread and train local people to participate. Continue reading