Sep 9 2015

What can the ancestor of the world’s staple crop tell us? Plenty—if we can find it. This intriguing account of a hunt in the Australian outback for rice’s ancient ancestors in California Sunday is part treasure hunt, part travelogue, and part research paper.

May 13 2014

It's hard to top the holy shit news that Antarctica is, as we've long feared, irreversibly melting, but this week's Landscape Reads is chock full of other great stories. Could the difference between rice and wheat farming also explain cultural differences? (By the way, those are rice terraces above!) What's a