Fastest Growing Food Sector Saves Land

Scientists from UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)​ ​conducted the first land-use analysis of future food systems, with a focus on aquatic farming. Why a land-use analysis? Population growth and the protein levels needed to feed them by 2050 will increase significantly and the researchers are looking for answers to […]

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Taking CRISPER Out Of The Lab

Mammoth Biosciences, an new biotech company is seeking to revolutionize how we test for diseases, not only in hospitals but even at home. Co-founded by CRISPER pioneer Jennifer Doudna, the company is developing a credit card sized paper test along with a smartphone app for disease detection. Interestingly, the use of this technology can extend […]

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Innovation In Weather Predictions

Four students from Penn State​ have set their sights on merging meteorology with industry by delivering critical weather information to decision makers using advanced visualization techniques. The students, Seth Cohen, Steve Hallett, Nathan Lis and Andy Moffitt are in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State […]

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Groundbreaking Peanut Allergy Treatment Clears Critical Trial

A new treatment for people suffering from peanut allergies may be on the horizon, promising to deliver a much welcome peace of mind to millions of people that are at risk. Aimmune Therapeutics just cleared a critical step in gaining approval for its AR101 treatment, potentially making it the world’s first peanut allergy drug. AR101 […]

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CRISPR Gets The Nod From USDA

For the last two years, the USDA has been quietly giving the go-ahead to a handful of crops that have been genetically engineered using CRISPR. Editing the DNA of people and animals may be controversial, but when it comes to plants, the agency has taken the stance that as long as the gene-edited plants don’t […]

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Palm Trees Keep Moving North

I suspect not many of you wouldn’t expect to find palm trees unless you are in warm, sunny and southern climates, but from what I’m told, anywhere that the average temperature of the coldest month is above 36, a palm tree can realistically survive. With temperatures increasing across various regions, we are seeing many plant […]

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Africa Is Splitting In Half Right Before Our Eyes

A large crack, stretching several miles, is splitting Africa across southwestern Kenya. The tear is 50 feet deep and over 60 feet across at the moment. I’m told the tear, which continues to grow daily, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.​ ​Interestingly, though we […]

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