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Millennial Leader

Being a leader isn’t always about leading others. Following can be its own form of leadership. Being a follower has impressive powers. In an older …

8 Daily Habits That Will Make 2015 Explosive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year is here and most entrepreneurs are looking at how they will raise their game in 2015. Many of you may want to ramp up your personal development and productivity to a whole new level to reach some major goals.<p>When it comes to …

Time Management

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Are genetic manipulation (GM) techniques too crude and inexact to enable the cutting and pasting of complex multi-genic traits such as nitrogen fixation in grains, drought tolerance and salt tolerance into crop plants? As Dr Richard Richards of Australian CSIRO Plant Industry says: “GM technologies are generally only suitable for the single gene traits, not complex multigenic ones.” And Dr Clive James of ISAAA says: “Drought tolerance is an infinitely more complex trait than herbicide tolerance and insect resistance (which are single gene traits) and progress is likely to be on a step by step basis.”

Generally speaking, complex traits are more difficult to manipulate than simple traits like herbicide resistance. However, it has been repeatedly …

Fountain Of Youth? Scientists Regenerate Damaged Organ In A Mammal For First Time Ever

As we get older, as do our cells. They divide, split, and become increasingly unreliable, making it harder to accomplish rudimentary tasks, like repairing wear and tear to the body. It’s why regenerative medicine–which promotes healing by dialing back your biological clock–is one of today’s more …

Stem Cells

NASA's Spitzer telescope completes 360-degree panorama of the Milky Way

NASA's Spitzer telescope has helped researchers catch two galaxies merging, and now it's created the clearest panorama of our Milky Way galaxy. The telescope took over 2 million infrared snapshots of our galaxy over the course of a decade, and with the help of GLIMPSE mapping data, researchers were …

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 …

Don't Confuse Me With Facts: When Misinformation Kills

More bad news from the loopy world of the anti-vaccine folks. As TIME reported yesterday, a new study published in Pediatrics found that when parents …

How to Reach Millions of Poor Farmers by Scaling Up Agricultural Technology

The world faces huge challenges: according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), about one billion poor rural people live in …

Biotechnology is Making South Africa and the World Better - Global Farmer Network™

I used to be skeptical of GM crops. Then I saw what they can do. Now I’m a true believer: Biotechnology is a boon to farmers everywhere, most …

Consultation on babies with three people's DNA

Controversial technique, currently banned, would prevent women from passing mitochondrial diseases to their children<p>The Department of Health has launched a three-month consultation on the draft regulations for a radical procedure that aims to prevent mothers from passing on serious genetic diseases …

Food Tank’s Spring Reading List – Food Tank

This week, Food Tank has hand-picked 16 books that have educated, inspired, and informed us. They highlight sustainable agriculture, wild food, …

Opinion

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101 Organizations to Watch in 2014

There’s no shortage of organizations around the world who are working to create a more sustainable, more just food system. Food Tank is honored to …

Electric heart sock could kick out pacemakers