Erin O'Farrell

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Genome ‘writers’ set their first goal: recoding human cells to resist viruses

Its birth in 2016 was greeted with near hysteria over “secret meetings” and dire warnings about hubristic scientists creating made-from-scratch human …

Invasive alien plants in South Africa pose huge risks, but they can be stopped

There is a massive army marching across South Africa. It’s silent and looks harmless, but it’s growing by the day. It’s depleting the country’s water …

Ecology

Human Mini-Brains Implanted Into Mice Didn't Just Survive, They Integrated

But the mice didn't seem any smarter than usual.<p>The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts” to replace …

WWF helps to protect black rhino's future | Cape Times

The first rhino calf of the WWF’s black rhino project’s 11th population has been spotted just months after the group’s relocation to an area which …

Wildlife

Animal rights advocates file lawsuit seeking federal protection for Montana mustangs

Animal rights advocates announced a lawsuit against the federal government on Wednesday in a bid to make a Montana mustang population the first group …

Wild Horses

Tanzania:Tanzania Embarks On Ambitious Elephant Collaring Project

[Daily News] THE government, with support from WWF, has launched the country's largest ever elephant collaring effort to protect the dwindling …

Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania

Good news about the environment is rare these days. But in Tanzania there are signs that community-based wildlife conservation efforts can …

Trump's Budget Would End Grant Funding For State Endangered Species Projects

Environmentalists say the proposal would push imperiled creatures further toward extinction.<p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is looking to zero out grant funding for state efforts to recover endangered species ― even as it has stressed cooperating with states on conservation efforts.<p>In the …

Scientists Discover an Entirely New Biological System That Regulates Body Fat

Independent of diet and exercise.<p>New research has identified a mechanism in the body that appears to act as a kind of internal bathroom scale, …

Trump proposes cutting EPA budget by a third

Mayor Emanuel on possible EPA cuts

EPA chief responds to budget cuts | Capital Download

Trump's budget plan has EPA bracing for cuts

Opponents of EPA cuts

Human embryonic stem cells were just used to fix a leading cause of blindness

Stem Cells for Sight<p>Two clinical trials have shown early promise in treating common blindness-causing conditions, specifically the dry form of …

9 Incredible Bike Paths in North America You Won’t Want to Miss

North America is home to some of the amazing cycling paths in the world. With diverse terrain and incredible sights for your travel adventure, you …

Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal, sparking criticism at home and abroad

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Jenna Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, an extraordinary move that dismayed America’s allies and set back the global effort to address the warming planet.<p>Trump’s …

Climate

A Hemingway Tell-All Bares His Tall Tales

<b>ERNEST HEMINGWAY</b> <b><br>A Biography</b><br>By Mary V. Dearborn<br>Illustrated. 738 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $35.<p>Ernest Hemingway began his career blessed lavishly by the gods. As a rugged young journalist, with a radiant, adoring wife, he dazzled the expatriate and artistic community of Paris in 1922 with his exuberance, …

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s wordiness and mysticism

The American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, born on the 25th May, 1803, certainly made an impression on the English language. As the …

Transcendentalism

Microsoft wants to store data in DNA

Computer architects at Microsoft Research say the company has formalized a goal of having an operational storage system based on DNA working inside a data center toward the end of this decade. The aim is a "proto-commercial system in three years storing some amount of data on DNA in one of our data …

University of Washington

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology