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Russia halts imports of GMO corn after cancer study

Scientists will review French findings that Monsanto’s product causes tumors<p>Russia has suspended imports of Monsanto's genetically-modified corn in light of a French study which linked the crops to cancer.<p>Agence France-Presse reports:<p>Russia’s consumer-rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor asked …

Debate Surrounding GMO Seeds Heats Up As Supermarkets Start Labeling Ingredients

<i>From the Boulder iJournal's Troy Hooper:</i><p>BOULDER — Ever since genetically modified organisms entered the mainstream in 1996, Alfalfa's has tried to keep them off of its shelves.<p>Seventeen years later, Whole Foods isn't going quite that far but by 2018 it now plans to require GMO labeling in every one …

What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food

Myths and facts about health, corruption, and saving the world<p><i>The facts about health, corruption, and saving the world</i><p>Hamblin<p>American farmers started growing genetically engineered (GE) crops (which are also commonly referred to as "GMOs") in 1996, and now plant 165 million acres annually. Food …

CHARTS: World’s GMO Crop Fields Could Cover the US 1.5 Times Over

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

Hundreds of Dead Animals Found at South Africa Airport

Hundreds of endangered animals were found dead in crates at a South African airport, animal inspectors said on Friday, after not receiving food or …

Cute Animal Doughnuts from Japan, Turned into Manga and Anime, and Back Into Doughnuts

Two years ago, I came across these cute cat-themed doughnuts from Floresta, a doughnut shop chain in Japan. I had no idea how much the world of cute animal-themed doughnuts had grown since then until I read this recent post on Kotaku. The answer: <i>It has grown so very much.</i><p>The kingdom of animal …

Agriculture Could Go Coastal with Sealeaf Floating Farms

As the global population rises, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to feed everyone – particularly in dense urban environments. Innovation Design …

Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution

Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote …

Space Exploration

The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production

You may think you live on a planet, but really you live on a gigantic farm, one occasionally broken up by cities, forests and the oceans. Some 40% of …

Rethinking Industrial Meat Production

It’s a big world out there. On second thought, it feels like the world is getting smaller.<p>Trends point toward a planet that will be even more crowded …

Where In The World Is The Best Place For Healthy Eating?

The Dutch are known for their lax drug laws, tall statures and proficient language skills.<p>Perhaps we should add stellar eating habits to that list, as well.<p>The Netherlands ranked as the easiest country in the world in which to find a balanced, nutritious diet, the advocacy group Oxfam reported …

I want to be an organic farmer. What will my salary be?

<b>Job:</b> Organic farmer<p><b>Salary</b>: Organic farmers and farm managers make about $11,000 to $33,000 a year, but the pay can be higher depending on yield, demand and the pricing of products. "As a farmer, you usually work for yourself and the first couple of years you may not be making anything as you are …

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Stratasys Unveils World's First Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printer

Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer<p>Flexible Multi-Colored Objects<p>Sports Goggles<p>Bike Helmet<p>Athletic Shoes<p>Football Helmet<p>Headphones<p>While <i>Star Trek</i> replicators …

3D Printed Food: It's What's for Dinner

Although squeezing out food, layer by layer, from a 3D printer may not yet be particularly efficient — nor sound that tasty — companies are already …

ZEUS: World's First Multipurpose 3D Printer/Scanner Seizes $100k in One Day on Kickstarter

With 3D printing and scanning exploding across headlines, you’ve probably wondered when you’d finally be able to bring a full suite of the futuristic …

Scanners

February 2014

Bugs in Space! 5 Unusual Astronauts

NASA has a penchant for sending some strange stuff into orbit. But for scientific experiments in microgravity, nothing beats bugs.<p>NASA has a penchant for sending some strange stuff into orbit. But for scientific experiments in microgravity, nothing beats bugs.

Space Exploration

Popular Science Blogs

Nexus Media News<p>It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a drone that loves trash!<p>A New Jersey man is using drones and machine learning to measure plastic pollution on beaches.<p>72 year-old New Jersey resident Morris Enyeart is a drone pilot on a mission to track plastic pollution on beaches.<p>Nexus Media …

New Jersey

Neanderthal Genes Live On In Our Hair And Skin

Neanderthals died out long ago, but their genes live on in us. Scientists studying human chromosomes say they've discovered a surprising amount of Neanderthal DNA in our genes. And these aren't just random fragments; they help shape what we look like today, including our hair and skin.<p>These genes …

Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern humans, research shows

The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday.<p>Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European and East Asian descent, though many others were …

Evolution

How to tell you are a good liar in five seconds

A clever trick for testing the truthfulness of your nearest and dearest<p>Ever wondered if you friends, family or work colleagues are telling you little white lies?<p>Here's a handy way to test them. All you need is five seconds and a bit of hand-eye coordination - you can even try it out on …

Psychology

How Animal Planet Endangers Animals

A _Mother Jones _investigation shows how the channel's shows are fabricated--at the risk of harming animals.<p>If you thought <i>Animal Planet</i>'s worst sin was running shabby documentaries claiming to prove mermaids are real, you'd apparently be wrong. After a seven-month investigation into the channel's …

19 Magical Photos of Animals In Winter

We’ve written about how the world around us changes during the winter, but that’s not the only thing that changes; throughout the animal kingdom, …

Pending Legislation Would Ban Gas Chambers at Michigan Animal Shelters

Plus other companion animal protection bills the Michigan Legislature is currently considering.<p>Animal advocates across the state are lobbying …

Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You've Ever Seen

Although Apple remains tight-lipped about any plans to release a wearable device, the persistent rumors and concept mock-ups continue to stir …