Melissa Sterry

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Researchers created a platform that prints with living matter

Bacterial Inks<p>From pizza to urine-based space plastic and even blood vessels, it seems there’s no limit to what can be 3D printed. A new 3D printing …


These New Funds Let You Invest According To Your Values–And Help Nonprofits

New funds endorsed by the YWCA and the NAACP, which focus on companies with high grades on treatment of women and African-Americans, also give back to the nonprofits themselves.<p>If you don’t like the idea of investing in companies with poor records on issues like sexual harassment in the workplace …


Beavers will return to the Forest of Dean for first time in 400 years

<b>A plan to release beavers into the Forest of Dean has been approved by the government.</b><p>Two adult beavers and two kits will be released into a 6.5 hectare (16-acre) enclosure at Lydbrook, Gloucestershire.<p>It is hoped the four animals will help prevent flooding in the area by improving biodiversity and …


Dutch designers convert algae into a biopolymer that can be used for 3D printing

Dutch designers Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros have developed a bioplastic made from algae, which they believe could completely replace …


Meet the Record-Breaking Fish That Lives 26,000 Feet Under the Sea

The creature is a type of snailfish, and has adapted to survive crushing pressures<p>Comment on this Story


Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk

<b>Hunting animals that stand out from the crowd because of their impressive horns or lustrous manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.</b><p>Research predicts that removing even 5% of high-quality males risks wiping out the entire population, for species under stress in a changing world.<p>Animals …


How Michigan State researchers are creating sustainable plastic from sunlight: BTN LiveBIG

Sustainability is a hot topic right now, particularly in biology and chemistry. But the urgency of it is sometimes obscured by the term’s use as a …

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Self-healing materials inspired by plants

A cross-disciplinary research project, mimicking plants to create self-healing composite materials.<p>The picture on the right shows a cross section of …


Journal of Biourbanism

Open access, peer-reviewed, and featuring contributions from leading-edge researchers and practitioners worldwide, the Journal of Biourbanism is the …

Philosophy Of Education

Living Light is an off-grid lamp powered by photosynthesis

Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has created a lamp that uses a living plant to generate its own electricity – and plans to scale up the technology to …


Geovation Challenge

The Geovation Challenge seeks to find and support ideas that benefit human and environmental health and wellbeing. Successful entrants will receive …


New database catalogues plants that soak up contamination - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Hyperaccumulators are unusual plants that can absorb much larger amounts of metal compounds in their leaves and stems than normal plants, and they …

Magnitude and correlates of bird collisions at glass bus shelters in an urban landscape

Abstract<p>Wildlife residing in urban landscapes face many human-related threats to their survival. For birds, collision with glass on manmade …

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Ice Crystals Growing Time lapse

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Forming Ice


5 Incredible Ice Formations in Nature Earth Unplugged


"The Crystal Cave" - Iceland Ice Cave (extended cut)


The High-Tech Tools That Could Save Blue Whales From Ship Collisions

Blue whales may not know it, but some of the country’s brightest scientists are watching out for them.<p>Funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Benioff …


Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect 'Galapagos of North America'

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the ‘biologically spectacular’ Revillagigedo archipelago<p>Mexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific archipelago regarded as its crown jewel.<p>The measures will help ensure the conservation of marine …


Bioluminescent Extraterrestrial Message Project (BEMP)

<b>“This is the first version of BEMP, a unique living parabolic antenna for sending electromagnetic signals of biological origin into space”</b>Throughout …

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Utopia or Dystopia: What the 22nd Century has in store - Factor Winter 2017

Things have changed radically even in the last couple of decades, but what will the world look like in 100, 150 years? What is in store for our …


Super Local uses waste glass to produce sustainable terrazzo homeware collection

Discarded glass is transformed into terrazzo to create this range of furniture and objects, which Dutch studio Super Local designed in collaboration …


Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

Bacterial biofilms and slime molds are more than crude patches of goo. Detailed time-lapse microscopy reveals how they sense and explore their …


Line streets with trees to prevent serious asthma attacks, say scientists

Asthma hospital admissions could be cut dramatically by lining streets with trees, the largest ever study has found. Researchers from the University of Exeter's medical school studied the impact of urban greenery on the respiratory condition and say the results suggest planting trees could help …


‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

In 2013, scientists discovered a new way to precisely edit genes — technology called Crispr that raised all sorts of enticing possibilities. Scientists wondered if it might be used to fix hereditary diseases, for example, or to develop new crops.<p>One of the more intriguing ideas came from Kevin M. …


GEO ECO NET: Ecological and Social Network

Humans aren’t the only ones that need traverse cities. Both here in the UK, and worldwide, innumerable faunal species need travel about urban …


Form Us With Love uses recycled wood and plastic to create sustainable IKEA chair

Reclaimed wood chips and recycled plastic were both used to create this IKEA chair, designed by Swedish studio Form Us With Love.<p>Called Odger, the …


Fungus Cannon In Super Slow Motion - Slo Mo #35 - Earth Unplugged