Rescuing the seeds of Aleppo

5 October 2016 grant 0

Nature finds hope for the future in war-torn Syria, where a seed-bank dedicated to preserve our ancient plants (which could save our crops from climate […]

The weed that can feed the world.

31 December 2012 grant 0

Well, maybe not *directly*… but Science Daily explains how scientists are watching Arabidopsis thaliana, a fast-growing, globally found weed known as mouse-eared cress, to learn […]

SONG: “This Stupid War”

12 May 2012 grant 0

SONG: “This Stupid War.” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Based on “Pesticide exposure linked to brain changes: study”, AFP, […]

Mother cow.

15 June 2011 grant b 0

It must be strange to work in a facility like the ones Sky News just reported on – the places where genetically modified cows produce […]

Zap goes the mushroom.

5 May 2010 grant b 0

No, not like that. PhysOrg reveals the way lightning makes the mushrooms grow: A four-year study carried out at Iwate University in northern Japan on […]

Space berries!

4 May 2010 grant b 0

Purdue University researchers have devised a menu for a mission to Mars (or further) – fresh strawberries grown in space: Cary Mitchell, professor of horticulture, […]

Terror from the farm.

7 September 2009 grant b 0

Johns Hopkins University is unleashing a wave of… no, wait. It’s farms. Johns Hopkins is just warning about it. Farms, however, are unleashing a wave […]

The Vertical Farm

12 February 2009 grant b 0

I was reading about urban farming lately – growing food in places where normally you’d see multilevel parking garages take root – when a page […]