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Today's News: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Research

This terrifying chart shows we're not growing enough food to feed the world
A University of Minnesota study, led by Deepak Ray, U of M's Institute on the Environment, shows that crop yields will be insufficient to feed the world's population by 2050.
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/01/this-unsettling-chart-shows-were-not-growing-enough-food-to-feed-the-world/

Why does it cost more to give birth in the US?
Katy Kozhimannil, U of M School of Public Health, weighs in on why the United States is the most expensive country to give birth in.
MSN
http://news.msn.com/us/why-does-it-cost-more-to-give-birth-in-the-us
The Columbus Dispatch
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2013/07/02/u-s--childbirth-costs-have-tripled-since-1996.html

Rosenblum: New weight worry: low-income boys
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, U of M School of Public Health, talks about recent Project EAT findings.
Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/local/213922751.html

Business and Politics

Use of robot milkers on the rise in Minnesota dairies, despite costs
Marcia Endres, a University of Minnesota professor, helped analyze a year's worth of data gathered from Minnesota and Wisconsin dairy farms using robotic milking technology and comments on the findings.
MPR
To Listen: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/01/business/dairy-robot-milkers

People and Lifestyle

Global warming trend and variations charted by cello
Daniel Crawford, a cello-playing undergraduate at the U of M, came up with a new way to describe the trend and variations that both characterize our warming climate — a solo composition, “Song of Our Warming Planet.”
New York Times
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/global-warming-trend-and-variations-charted-by-cello/?_r=1&

A nanotechnology fix for nicotine dependence
Paul Pentel, U of M Medical School, plays a part in the search for a nanotechnology fix for nicotine dependence.
Nanowerk
http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=31125.php

Wet, wetter, wettest: soybeans and corn water-logged
University of Minnesota soil fertility specialists Dan Kaiser and John Lamb comment on how less than ideal growing conditions are affecting corn growth.
Agri-view
http://www.agriview.com/news/crop/wet-wetter-wettest-soybeans-and-corn-water-logged/article_272176a8-e26d-11e2-9ece-001a4bcf887a.html

How the English language changed after American independence
Anatoly Liberman, professor in the Department of German, Scandanavian and Dutch at the U of M, discusses how American colonists have fractured the language that we inherited from the homeland.
MPR
To Listen: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/02/daily-circuit-british-english-language

Updates and Events

$5 million grant helps train more VA nurses in Minn.
Christine Mueller, U of M School of Nursing, comments on the $5 million grant awarded to the U of M School of Nursing to help train more VA nurses.
KSTP TV
To Watch: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3085334.shtml?cat=1