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Today's News: Tuesday, July 2, 2013


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

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.
The Columbus Dispatch

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

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.
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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

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.

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.

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.
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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.
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