Organic farmers say they need crop varieties that were bred specifically for conditions on their farms. Clif Bar & Company decided to back their cause with up to $10 million in grants.
Today marks a celebration of the UFO phenomenon as well as a renewed effort to increase awareness of it. UFO fans from around the world have been out … —> Read More
Yahoo confirmed that it has begun testing the use of Google search ads for a small portion of its desktop and mobile web search results. —> Read More
Just because you can get your children’s genome sequenced doesn’t mean it’s going to do their health any good, a report finds. Most benefits from genetic medicine come from a tight focus.
A research team has found the second-to-last piece of the puzzle needed to potentially cure or treat dengue. This is welcome news as the dengue virus infects about 400 million people worldwide annually, and there is currently no licensed vaccine available to treat it. —> Read More
Scientists have identified how small changes in dengue’s viral genome can affect the virus’ ability to manipulate human immune defenses and spread more efficiently. —> Read More
Why is the seahorse’s tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of square, overlapping segments makes for better armor than a cylindrical tail. It’s also better at gripping and grasping. —> Read More
Scientists have shown that the road from abstract theory to practical applications needn’t always be very long. Their mechanical implementation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon could soon be used for soundproofing purposes. —> Read More
Those who are born to parents from diverse genetic backgrounds tend to be faster-thinking and taller than others, a new study led by Dr Peter Joshi of the University of Edinburgh has found. Dr Joshi and co-authors analyzed health and genetic information from more than 100 studies carried out around the world. These included details [...] —> Read More
Researchers working with roses have identified an enzyme which plays a key role in producing the flowers’ sweet fragrances. —> Read More