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Garlic Is Being Used in the U.K. to Cure Trees of Deadly Diseases

It might not be great for vampires, but it turns out garlic can be very good for trees.<p>Trees in the U.K. are being injected with a garlic extract to …

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HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial

Radical treatment helps patients' defences against virus by replacing immune cells with genetically modified versions<p>A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells that are resistant to the virus has been declared a success by scientists following the first clinical trial.<p>The …

Agro-forestry projects restore landscape, boost local economy

The rock-strewn road into the village of Juan Adrian makes for a bumpy ride that can turn a new car old in a hurry. But the wear and tear is worth it …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in …

Toxics Pervade Kids’ Products, Washington Disclosure Law Shows | ENS

<b>SEATTLE, Washington</b>, February 6, 2014 (ENS) – Makers of children’s products report that they are using toxic chemicals in children’s toys, clothing, …

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees’ Foodgathering Ability | ENS

<b>BRIGHTON, UK</b>, January 29, 2014 (ENS) – Controversial pesticides ingested by bumble bees can seriously impact the insects’ ability to collect food, …

Meet The First Carbon-Neutral Hotel Group In The World, And Why Your Business Should Take Notice

In an interview with Kirsten Brøchner of the Arthur Hotel Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, we discussed their journey to become the first carbon-neutral hotel group in the world, and how their 5-point climate action plan is not only good for the planet, but good for business.<p><b>Rahim Kanani:</b> Tell me a …

These Maps Show Which Areas Of The Country Have The Biggest Carbon Footprints

It's no secret that the U.S. is one of the biggest carbon emitters around. Households in the U.S. alone are responsible for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, even though they account for just over 4% of the global population.<p>But which areas in the U.S. are contributing the most? These interactive …

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How farmers can reduce herbicide drift - Futurity

Farmers should work to reduce herbicide drift when spraying fields, researchers urge, to avoid unintended consequences on neighboring fields and …

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Pesticides are everywhere, and more dangerous than you realize

They're sprayed in abundance, but research on these chemicals remains surprisingly scarce<p>Most of us think we're protecting ourselves from noxious chemicals with half-superstitious gestures: filtering the water we drink a pitcher at a time, or confining ourselves to the organic aisles of …

Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

We Americans are heavy consumers of meat, and we're increasingly reminded that eating less of it will shrink our carbon footprint. Growing the crops to feed all those animals releases lots of greenhouse gases.<p>But a new study argues that eating less meat isn't a very practical climate-protection …

Tegu Lizard is Florida's Latest Invasive Wildlife Threat

The tegu lizard is the latest threat to native Florida wildlife. The black-and-white lizards can reach up to four feet in length. The exotic lizards, …

Stop hating the polar vortex: It’s killing some of the nastiest invasive insects around

The hemlock woolly adelgid hails from Osaka, Japan. When it moved to the US in the 1950s, it settled right in, facing no natural predators and feeding off the buffet of hemlock forests lining the eastern coast. Similarly, the gypsy moth, a European emigre, now gobbles up the leaves of millions of …

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Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

The world’s top graphic designers explore the ancient geometrical concept in poetry, food, sculpture, hairstyles and decorative art<p>Golden Meaning: graphic artists depict the golden ratio – in pictures<p>Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most …

Those BPA-free plastics you thought were safe? Think again.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Inside the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury the disturbing evidence about the …

Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking

People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggests<p>A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on …

Disease Spreading From Honeybees

Two pathogens that infect honeybees have crossed over to their wild bumblebee cousins.<p>Honeybees have gotten a lot of sympathy for their mysterious declines. But a recent study has shown that the honey-makers are spreading their worst diseases to their cousins the bumblebees.<p>A study published online …

Famous Novels' First Sentences, Mapped [Infographic]

Sentence diagrams never looked this good<p>Maybe you spent a week in school making these, but the ones in your class almost definitely didn't look as good. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, which now has an oeuvre of infographics depicting everything from classic games to beer, took a literary turn with …

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How Uncle Sam Is Helping to Feed the Honeybees

When I wrote a cover story last August about the plight of the honeybees, I didn’t think I’d still be talking about it half a year later. Yet this …

Bald eagle nest cam 24/7

Watch baby eaglet B3 and his wild bald eagles all day, all night, thanks to the eagle nest cam from Georgia’s Berry College.<p>Millions of people have …

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How 'sexier' sterile males can reduce invasive flies - Futurity

Sterilizing male flies in low-oxygen boosts their ability to attract females and successfully mate, which could protect food crops and save money.

Tailored drugs needed to fight 'very different' breast cancer - Futurity

The second-most common type of breast cancer appears to be a good candidate for a personalized approach to treatment, researchers say.

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More Hints That Dad's Age At Conception Helps Shape A Child's Brain

Traditionally, research has focused on women's "biological clock." But in recent years, scientists have been looking more and more at how the father's age at conception might affect the baby, too.<p>A study published Wednesday hints that age really might matter — in terms of the child's mental …