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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 …

Fossil Fuels

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> …

Physiology

5 Synthetic Biology Startups Making 'Fake' Food

Shares 384<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 …

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 …

Study Finds Farming Fish Is Just as Inefficient for Producing Protein as Raising Cows and Pigs – Here's What You Can Do Instead - One Green Planet

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

“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 well-informed acquaintance of mine while we were on a long car ride, making me wonder if the …

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 …

Extracted

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 …

War

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 …

Wild Australian rice could feed the world

Wild rice growing in northern Australia's crocodile-infested waters could hold the key to breeding a more nutritious grain that is drought and pest …

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 …

Farming

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 …

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 …

Solar Power

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 …

Roads

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> …

Agriculture

How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites

As more Chinese crave Western-style diets, the booming nation rushes to industrialize an agricultural economy long built around small farms.<p>Watching Jiang Wannian and Ping Cuixiang harvest a sixth of an acre of daikon seed in the north-central province of Gansu feels a little like traveling back in …

A Expert has Called It: 7 Best Sources of Vegan Protein

Vegan protein; aka the ultimate multitasker. It helps build muscle, is vital for protecting bone health, supports the immune system, is the secret …

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

Oliver’s Travels is a site dedicated to ranking how veggie-friendly countries are

Travelling when you’re a vegetarian or vegan can be a pain in the proverbial.<p>It’s ok at home – you know where to eat and you can cook up all kinds of …

Could this robot snuggle buddy revolutionize your shut-eye routine?

Spooning a robot while dozing to sleep may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but there’s one in particular that could actually …

Sleep

Chernobyl Will Soon Be Generating Solar Power

Nearly 4,000 solar panels, covering an area the size of two football fields, have been installed at the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster.<p>At ground …

Nuclear Energy

Switzerland bans boiling live lobsters in animal welfare reform

The government also outlawed the practice of transporting lobsters on ice or in icy water. Animal welfare activists have argued that crustaceans feel …

Welfare

The 'future of food'

Movie director James Cameron is among many investors pouring tens of millions of dollars into research and development of trendy new pea-based products<p>Vanscoy, Sask., is not typically known for celebrity sightings. Just 462 people make their homes in the village, a jumble of houses off Highway 7 …

Agriculture