14 Year Study of Genetically Modified Soybean and Corn (Maize) Yields Interesting Results

October 10, 2016 – Research at University of Virginia, Kansas State, Michigan State and Iowa State Universities studying the period from 1998 to 2011, assembled directly-observed ... Continue Reading →
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Imagine A Future of Reproduction Without Sex

October 3, 2016 – In Peter Diamandis’ latest email blast he talks about the impact of technology on sex and reproduction including topics such as: reproduction without sex, ... Continue Reading →
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Target Malaria Could Become Target Zika, Target Chikungunya and Other Mosquito Transmitted Diseases

September 8, 2016 – When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was increasing its financial contribution to Target Malaria, a project focused on mosquito-killing ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Talks About the Strength that Comes with Diversity from a Biological Perspective

September 2, 2016 – In his latest email missive, David Suzuki responds to the ongoing turmoil coming from the post-Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the current presidential ... Continue Reading →
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Greenpeace Assailed by Scientific Community for Stand on GMO Crops

July 3, 2016 – Greenpeace epic stand on saving whales is the organization’s most significant accomplishment to date. The effort to protect whales is much appreciated by ... Continue Reading →
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The Zika Virus, Malaria and Other Mosquito Delivered Diseases Adds Fuel to Science Sculpting Evolution

June 9 , 2016 – Altering the genetic structure of organisms is a power not to be taken lightly. But that is exactly what is possible today through advances in genomics. Because ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Bionic Leaf Converts CO2 to Alcohol-based Fuel

June 5, 2016 – Professor Daniel Nocera  is known for having created an artificial leaf made of silicon. It converts sunlight five times more efficiently than plant leaves. The ... Continue Reading →
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Scientists Launch Project to Synthesize Human DNA From Scratch

June 3, 2016 – It has been more than a decade-and-a-half since scientists mapped the entire human genome back in 2001. Now some have decided it is time to develop the ability ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Talks About Feeding Humanity in a Warming World

May 30, 2016 – The David Suzuki Foundation focuses on the environment and sustainability. In this piece farming is the focus and there are some surprising issues to which we on ... Continue Reading →
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Does Anyone Else Think That the Rio Olympics Should be Moved in Light of Zika?

May 11, 2016 – When you don’t have a cure for a disease that is easily spread by mosquitoes, and when you have a country that appears to be in the state of political collapse, ... Continue Reading →