Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Danforth Center Shows Off Awesome New Toy Robot

    Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are all aflurry this week over the new toy that just got delivered. Sorry, it's a tool that will advance our understanding of the plant world and affect agriculture and biofuel production and etc., etc., etc., that just happens to come in the fo ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    October 14, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: October 14-16

    ​Friday (Oct. 14): World Food Day Commemoration @ The Donald Danforth Plant Science CenterSt. Louisans are invited to help make 500,000 meals for Sub-Saharan Africa individuals in need during a global effort to increase awareness, understanding and action to alleviate hunger. Take a bite out ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Bono Talks Plants in St. Louis

    Jason Stoff​Unless you were hiding under a rock, you know that Irish uber-band U2 graced us with their presence Sunday night, and it was awesome.But you might not know, unless you are the indefatigable Deb Peterson at the Post-Dispatch, that he stopped by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center h ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    In the Future, Airplanes Will Run on Pond Scum

    image viaIt's bubbly and green and kills fish and now it makes airplanes fly!​The logic of this is impeccable: The price of oil -- and airplane fuel -- has gone through the proverbial roof (although at the rate it's going, in a couple of years, flying will become so expensive, nothing will get ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Food: What's Art Got to Do With It?

    ​Urban Alchemy, on view through early June at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, is an exhibition of work by the late Gordon Matta-Clark. The New York-based artist used materials he found in blighted buildings to explore space, community and social activism. Dude was also into food. In 19 ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Your Next Trip to the Airport May Be Fueled By Algae

    Image ViaThe imaginary algae Ferrari of the future ​St. Louis-based conglomerate Enterprise Rent-A-Car is going green. Algae green, to be specific. The company is converting its entire fleet of airport shuttle buses -- more than 600 vehicles -- to biofuel. For now soybeans will provide the power b ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    Gwen Ifill and PBS "News Hour" Crew Filming in St. Louis

    I'm a bit slow with the "news" here, but you know..."better late than never." Since last week St. Louis has played host to a team from the PBS evening news program NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. The crew is in town to record two "City Spotlight" segments scheduled to air nationally on the NewsHour April ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009
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    February 4, 2009