Apr 06, 2020
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100-word explainer: How are cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons different?

Cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes are the same weather phenomena. So why are they called different names?
Mar 29, 2020
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AI and plant biotech could produce sustainable omega-3 oils

Innovators are using artificial intelligence and genome editing to develop camelina plants to produce omega-3 nutritional oils.
Feb 26, 2020
391

Biotech can help feed sustainable, healthy diets to 10 billion people

GMOs can make nutritious food affordable to the poorest, helping us meet dietary targets to protect the environment, improve public...
Feb 11, 2020
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Plant science discovered first-ever enzyme and kick-started biochemistry

A plant science study transformed research when it isolated the first-ever enzyme, diastase.
Jan 28, 2020
782

Carbon dioxide-eating microbes: synthetic biology can initiate sustainable industrial revolution creating circular economy

Genetically engineered bacteria and yeast grow on carbon dioxide instead of sugars. Synthetic biology organisms can initiate a sustainable revolution.
Jan 20, 2020
772

Cannabis: secret weapon against antibiotic resistance crisis

Natural ingredients in cannabis may provide a solution to the global antibiotic resistance crisis. A recent study , published in bioRxiv...
Jan 08, 2020
637

Planting trees is vital, but it won’t stop climate change. We must reduce fossil fuel use.

2019 saw a significant shift in media reporting and dialogue around climate change and biodiversity loss. Several comprehensive and influential...
Dec 13, 2019
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100-word explainer: How microalgae produce nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide (N2O) — a potent greenhouse and ozone-depleting gas — is rising at the fastest rate in 22,000 years. N2O correlates with the growth...
Nov 28, 2019
646

Right Place, Right Tree: app informs urban canopy planting in cities

Heatwaves affect billions of people around the world, and with increasing global temperatures, more people are set to face heatwaves...
Nov 11, 2019
598

How genetically engineered crops can help us colonise space

The recent discovery of a new water-containing planet that orbits a distant star has grabbed headlines. This is the first time...