The UN estimates that one in every seven people around the world are hungry. Fortunately, Jonathan Lynch uses information technology (IT) to get to the root of this problem.
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Preserving genetically diverse local crops in areas where small-scale farms are rapidly modernizing is possible, according to a Penn State geographer, who is part of an international research project investigating the biodiversity of maize, or corn, in hotspots of Bolivia, Peru and Mexico.
The Open Library of Humanities, a new nonprofit organization, seeks to create a humanities-and-social-sciences version of the successful Public Library of Science.
The amount of rainfall affects the number of infant infections leading to hydrocephalus in Uganda ...
People experiencing chronic shortness of breath may soon have a new way to help alleviate their discomfort, according to a Penn State College of Medicine pulmonology researcher.
A plant may start to prime its defenses as soon as it gets a whiff of a male fly searching for a mate, according to Penn State entomologists.
Sibling conflict represents parents' No. 1 concern and complaint about family life, but a new prevention program -- designed and carried out by researchers at Penn State -- demonstrates that siblings of elementary-school age can learn to get along. In doing so, they can improve their future health and well-being.
The role of climate change in the development and demise of classic Maya civilization, ranging from AD 300 to 1000, has been controversial for decades because of a lack of well-dated climate and archaeological evidence.
Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems -- it's people's reactions to the stressors that determine whether they will suffer health consequences, according to researchers at Penn State.
There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.