Culture & Technology


April 21, 2013

Driving through western Wisconsin, you might come across the small town of Coon Valley. With its contour plowing, strip crops and woodlots, and...

April 11, 2013

Les Gregor is an artist from Canada, but has recently taken a unique interest in the United...

March 06, 2013

When most people send a correspondence to a coworker, an email goes out to a neighboring office. When Doug Ming and Brad Sutter send a...

February 18, 2013

North Korea proved to be the most difficult sample to obtain, so Gary Simpson had to go there and get the soil himself. He was chaperoned by a...

February 05, 2013

A new virtual tool brings soil classification and soil monoliths to university students in a comprehensive, user-friendly format. The open...

January 24, 2013

Think of all the things we need most for daily living: food, clothing, shelter, water. Have you ever considered how each of them, in turn,...

Kate Scow
January 23, 2013

Soil Science Society of America member Kate Scow has done a little bit of everything. In her words, she’s “a meandering path. And...

December 04, 2012

Imagine printing a 3-D object as easily as a typed document. Lose a button? Print one. Need a new coffee cup? Print one. While the reality of...

November 12, 2012

After emerging sometime before 1000 BC, the Maya rose to become the most advanced Pre-Columbian society in the Americas, thriving in jungle...

October 17, 2012

When Australian police were alerted to the disappearance of two women from their home outside the city of Adelaide in September 2000, they found...