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New mobile phone app measures blood sugar levels for diabetics

The dreaded finger prick test routinely performed by diabetics could soon be a thing of the past, with a new app now available in Australia for …

RIP Monsanto: The Agriculture Giant Americans Loved to Hate

Monsanto will soon be no more.<p>The German pharmaceutical company Bayer has been in the process of buying the company for more than two years, and the …

Here's Why Organovo Holdings Stock Fell as Much as 28.4% Today

The tissue engineering company reported fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results.<p>What happened<p>Shares of tissue engineering specialist <b>Organovo</b> …

Scientists Just 3D Printed a Human Cornea Using Stem Cells

These 3d printed artificial corneas could help millions restore their vision.<p>Researchers have created the most advanced artificial cornea ever using 3D printing and human stem cells. The technology, if successfully developed, could help millions of people around the world see a clearer future.<p>The …

What Bill Gates Fears Most

The threat of a flu pandemic clouds even his legendary optimism, so he's launching an initiative to prevent one.<p>Bill Gates fancies himself an optimist. Global health, he feels, is on an upward trajectory. Childhood deaths are plummeting. Polio is on the verge of eradication.<p>But if there’s one issue …

The Yield: How to feed the world without ‘wrecking the planet’ | Transform

Every growing season, farmers stake their livelihoods around a major element they can’t control: weather. But The Yield, an agricultural technology …

Silk-based medical devices promote bone regrowth

<b>Using silk-based devices to deliver engineered therapy agents speeds up the healing process</b>Bone screws were cast and machined from an aqueous silk …

11 Documentaries to Watch on Earth Day If You're Curious About Veganism

With plant-based diets steadily growing in popularity, learning about veganism is easier than ever. In fact, there are so many books, films, TED talks, podcasts, and websites about veganism these days that the subject can seem overwhelming. So if you want to learn more about veganism but you're not …

Why Tyson, the largest meat processor in the U.S., is investing in fake meat

Beyond Meat burgers — plant-based patties made to resemble, sizzle and even bleed like meat — have the potential to wean wavering carnivores off animal-based proteins.<p>Encouraging such a trend would seem to pose a serious financial threat to Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor.<p>Except Tyson …

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Europe’s largest bank is stepping up its efforts to stop financing fossil-fuel projects

HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, said today (April 20) that it plans to extend its ban on financing new coal-power plants to even more countries, will prohibit the financing of new offshore oil and gas projects in the Arctic, and won’t support new greenfield oil-sands projects.<p>The bank’s head of …

A surgeon inspired by Frankenstein claims he has completed the first head transplant on a corpse

• <b>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world’s first human head transplant between two corpses, but he</b> …

5 Synthetic Biology Startups Making 'Fake' Food

Shares 387<p>About 150 million steers, pigs and sheep were slaughtered in the United States in 2016. About 8.5 billion chickens are roasted, fried and …

Synthetic Biology

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

Image 1 of / 1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that …

Biomedicine

Nokia made a smart, fashionable jacket for first responders

Nokia has been creating unconventional products for years, like that weird touchscreen made of ice from 2010. And now, at MWC 2018, the company is showing off a new, offbeat project that's in the works: the CHASE (connected health and safety equipment) LifeTech FR (first responders) jacket. This …

Nokia

Study Finds Farming Fish Is Just as Inefficient for Producing Protein as Raising Cows and Pigs – Here’s What You Can Do Instead

For many people trying to reduce or eliminate their meat intake, fish and other seafood tend to end up being their protein source of choice. Touted …

Vegetarian Protein Is Just As 'Complete' As Meat, Despite What We've Been Taught

We're hanging on to notions from a 1970s diet fad that's a "complete" waste of our time.<p>“If you eat a dish with black beans, you’re not getting complete protein. You have to add another kind of bean to get the same kind of protein you’d get from meat.”<p>This suggestion came from a generally …

What Is an Earthship Home? Eco-Friendly Living and Zero Utility Bills

If living off the grid sounds more enticing than ever, an earthship home could be the perfect style of living arrangement for you. OK, we know it …

How This Couple Is Challenging The Cacao Industry With Their New Product

After spending years sourcing cacao for the biggest chocolate brands around the world, Rob Weidner discovered a little secret of the cacao industry.<p>Cacao farmers were eating the white fleshy center of the cacao pod, the part that no chocolate company was interested in. Yet, it was packed with …

Martha Stewart Thinks a Global Seed Vault Could Save Us From Global Warming

In the northernmost town in the world is a vault with almost one million seeds that could save the world—and Martha Stewart wants to take you there.<p>If the apocalypse hit tomorrow, Martha Stewart is confident we’d be prepared. Instead of stockpiling canned goods or dried pasta, she’s putting her …

Why Meat Companies of the Future Won’t Slaughter Animals

The food space has changed drastically in the past 10 years. With the rise of the internet and social media, it has never been easier to share …

Hail kale

Kale has increased in popularity over the last few years with consumers and catering outlets, mainly due to its health and nutrition benefits and the …

How We Can Save Chocolate From Going Extinct

New technologies have the potential to keep cacao farming alive despite the ravages of climate change.<p>Stories of a cacao shortage—or extinction—are …

Michael Pollan: Consumer Boycotts Are 'Achilles Heel of American Capitalism'

Trump has dumped family farmers.<p>That's right, President Trump, who once claimed he's "fighting for our farmers," is passing policies that mostly …

Is Lab-Grown Meat Vegetarian? A Philosophical Debate.

<i>With Meatless Week, Thrillist is taking a break from its meaty tendencies to explore all things vegan and vegetarian. Our latest article tackles a</i> …

Don’t be fooled by the cute photos of the cloned monkeys – they will live a life of pain

The provoking photo of the two cloned monkeys, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, says it all. Look at them clinging to each other nervously, their wide eyes …

Monkeys

Heavy periods could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new research

One in three women currently suffer at the hands of their cycle<p>We could be waving goodbye to heavy periods, according to scientists, after research has <b>identified the possible cause</b> of excessive menstrual bleeding.<p>It's hoped that the discovery will pave the way for new treatment, offering hope to …

First Solar Is Using Robots to Better Tap the Sun

A year ago, First Solar Inc.’s future looked uncertain. Deeply underpriced by a string of Chinese competitors, the Tempe, Ariz., maker of solar …

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

Dubbed the ‘Tesla of the canals’, the unmanned vessels will operate on Dutch and Belgian waterways, vastly reducing diesel vehicles and emissions<p>The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and …

Trucks

Our “Clean Meat” Future Will Be Radical–But Also Inevitable

In a new book, Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society spells out why the world is ready for cellular agriculture and plant-based meat revolution, and what it will take to move the concepts out of science fiction and into reality.<p>At first glance, the $10,000 price tag on the copy of <i>Clean Meat: How</i> …