• ‘Natural health’ statin may cause liver damage

    Red yeast rice lacks proper regulation.

    Red yeast rice, a food and “natural health” product often used as an alternative to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs...

    Health March 25, 2019
  • Rice is a major source of arsenic exposure

    Findings add to growing concerns about health risks.

    Researchers have verified that rice – grown and cooked in water – is a key food source of inorganic arsenicLong-ter...

    Health December 5, 2018
  • The physics of fried rice

    Making the most popular dish in the world is complicated.

    Highly skilled: wok-frying rice is much more complicated than it appears.Credit: Ko, et alMechanical engineers h...

    Physics November 19, 2018
  • Rice was domesticated in China

    Carbon dating of rice fossils shows domestication occurred.

    The earliest known domestic rice was cultivated in China as early as 9,400 years ago, at the beginning of the Holocen...

    Archaeology May 30, 2017
  • Rice biodiversity has collapsed

    Ancient rice DNA sheds new light on where the crops came from.

    Japanese short-grain rice, Oryza sativa or japonica – one of the two main cultivars in production today. Credit: ULTR...

    Biology July 26, 2016
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