Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick

A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

history, microbiology
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Catherine Offord | Jul 31, 2018
A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
Jim Daley | Jul 31, 2018
How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 25, 2018
Radar data indicate that the Red Planet’s southern polar ice sheets cover a 20-kilometer-wide body of water.
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 23, 2018
Microbes were living on land as early as 3.22 billion years ago, fossilized rocks show, 500 million years earlier than previously documented.
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2018
Phages that die during bacterial invasion help other viruses defeat the microbes’ immune responses.
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 13, 2018
The oldest-known ice mummy consumed high amounts of fat.
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 11, 2018
Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 5, 2018
The Merck biochemist found the compound that led to a popular cholesterol-lowering drug.
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Ashley Yeager | Jun 30, 2018
The Challenger expedition's data on ocean temperatures and currents, seawater chemistry, life in the deep sea, and the geology of the seafloor spurred the rise of modern oceanography.