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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

New Course: Fundamentals of Bayesian Data Analysis in R

(This article was first published on <b> DataCamp Community - r programming</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Here is the course link.Course …

Data Science

Zanzibar Wants Indonesia to Help Develop Its Seaweed Industry

<b>Jakarta.</b> Zanzibar wants to develop its seaweed processing industry with the help of Indonesia, President Ali Mohammed Shein said during a recent …

Seaweed

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Quintana Roo Proactive Against Its Seaweed Problem

Officials in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and other tourist-friendly beach destinations along Mexico's Riviera Maya will soon begin efforts to collect …

Mexico

Has the Netherlands figured out how to mainstream seaweed?

“Is seaweed a vegetable?” a wide-eyed child asks a tall man chopping kelp at a “Taste the Nature” market in the Zuiderpark city farm in The …

North Sea

Dr. Craig Behnke joins Lumen Bioscience as SVP

Lumen Bioscience, a Seattle company developing novel biologics on its proprietary spirulina expression platform, has announced that Dr. Craig Behnke …

Research

"Weeding" coral reefs

<b>This week will see significant quantities of seaweed physically removed from the fringing reef at Magnetic Island's Florence Bay, in north</b> …

Great Barrier Reef

Bad news for bio-based chemicals as EU declares that gene editing IS genetic modification.

Genetics

New microalgae can convert non-food crops

A freshwater strain of microalgae can degrade and utilise plants like switchgrass. This increases the potential of this type of algae to be used for …

Algae

Florida algae crisis: Four possible fixes for the Everglades algal blooms

New Study Finds Unintended Consequences of CRISPR Gene Editing

Scientists and biotechnologists have heralded the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system as revolutionary way to edit DNA, like scissors and a glue stick …

Genetics

Can Florida’s Toxic Algae Be Stopped?

The algae blooms pose risks to humans and marine animals—and to Florida’s tourism-dependent economy.<p>Toxic blue-green algae has bloomed again in Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s largest lake, an outbreak so severe that Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in seven counties. While the term …

Florida

A Humble Seaweed Just Changed What We Know About Antarctica as The 'Isolated Continent'

We have been wrong all this time.<p>Large algae seaweeds known as kelp have been able to float some 20,000 kilometres (12,427 miles) from the …

Global Warming

Figure Out How To Cheaply Fix Algae Blooms And Win $10 Million

Smack in the middle of the Florida peninsula, Lake Okeechobee, one of the largest lakes in the U.S., has a nagging problem. Nearly every year now, large blooms of algae form in the lake.<p>On a recent visit, even Steve Davis, a senior ecologist with the Everglades Foundation, was surprised.<p>"Oh my …

Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

We Grew Algae and Asked Spectrum Editors to Taste It

When was the last time you sipped algae? Chances are, you’ve never done that. But while working on a special report about potential climate-saving …

Genetically engineered algae kills 90% of cancer cells without harming healthy ones

Algae has been genetically engineered to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells. The algae nanoparticles, created by scientists in …

Experts say algae is the food of the future. Here's why.

I have commitment issues -- with my diet.<p>Name the diet, and I've tried it. I'm currently a pescatarian with fish as my main protein source. But I've been a carnivore, vegetarian and vegan, too.<p>Oh, and I dabble in "menu of the future" items such as algae and bugs.<p>In the last month, I've had algae …

Aquaponics

World’s first 3D-printed cornea made from algae and human stem cells

The human eye is a remarkably sophisticated organ and like the lens to a camera, it’s the cornea that focuses the flood of photons into a perceptible …

Seaweed solution for ocean friendly sunscreen | Reuters.com

A compound found in seaweed could be the basis for a new generation of environmentally friendly sunscreens that not only protect us from damaging sunshine but also acts as an anti-oxidant, according to researchers in the UK. Stuart McDill reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>A compound found …

FDA hits pause on one of the first US human clinical trials to use CRISPR

The CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system has inarguably revolutionized medical research, promising a future where scientists can treat a vast array of …

Microalgae: Not too much in dairy cow diets

Microalgae can be used as an animal feed source. But the applications in cattle feed are still limited. Some studies done looked at the inclusion …

New Tech Could Turn Algae Into the Climate’s Slimy Savior

Low-power ways to grow algae could lock in carbon dioxide and feed the world Photo: Amy Nordrum Jump to Articles in this Section • Vertical Farming <br>• How …

Biofuel

Seaweed may reduce cow burps and methane emissions

The research by the University of California comes on the heels of a new law in California requiring dairy farmers to slash methane emissions. …

Feeding cows seaweed cuts 99% of greenhouse gas emissions from their burps, research finds

Feeding seaweed to cows could slash the amount of climate change-inducing methane emissions from their burps.<p>Preliminary research has indicated a …

Parabola raises $2.2 million to simplify programming for employees stuck in Excel all day

While knowledge workers are handling increasingly difficult tasks — ones that may be much easier to handle with just a Python script — Alex Yaseen thinks that in the future not everyone will actually need to learn how to code.<p>Instead, he hopes that tools like the one he’s building, called Parabola, …

Genome Editor CRISPR Targets AIDS Virus HIV

HIV-1 particles assembling at the surface of an infected macrophage (via Liza Gross)<p>Thanks to genome-editing system CRISPR/Cas9, Japanese researchers …

Technology on the rise: How the CRISPR craze is shaping the future of our world

“CRISPR” (pronounced “crisper”) stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, which are the hallmark of a bacterial defense …

If Hacking DNA Frightens You, This Will Terrify You

In a 9-minute internal video, Google explores the future of hacking DNA<p>We're all familiar with the double helix that constitutes our genetic makeup, the incredible progress in decoding it, and the potential for hacking it to eradicate disease or even create bespoke organisms. But what most of us …