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Breast Cancer and the Estrogen Connection: Plastics

Certain types of plastics can leach estrogen mimicking chemicals into beverage bottles and food containers. Scientists are concerned that even at low levels, these environmental estrogens may work together with the body’s own estrogen to increase the risk of breast cancer.

Yuri’s Night, Ithaca, New York

A musical tribute to Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, created for theatrical performance on Yuri’s night, April 12, at Ithaca’s Science Cabaret. The event included presentations from space scientists in a cabaret setting.

Pythium Suppression with Vermicompost

he microbes found in vermicompost can help protect plants from disease. Using line animation and video microscopy, we describe how the plant pathogen, pythium aphanidermatum is unable to infect a germinating cucumber seed planted in a potting mix containing vermicompost.

GET FRESH! Peaches

Each summer, families receiving benefits under the Women, Infants, and Children’s Program (WIC), are given coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, redeemable only at Farmer’s Markets. This video series is played at WIC clinics to show people from the WIC program using their coupons at their local Farmer’s Market, and then preparing