Dogwood Alliance joins groups from 30 countries in opposing biomass energy

In North Carolina, a loud chorus of civil society organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people around the world has come together to release...

Agricultural impacts from climate change lead world hunger

In New York, world hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations' annual food security report. The total number...

EXPLO goes underwater to explore the birth of agriculture

In Switzerland, an international team of researchers led by the University of Bern created EXPLO (Exploring the dynamics and causes of prehistoric land use...

How to feed 10 billion people in 2050

In Sweden, according to a new study, a global shift towards healthy and more plant-based diets, halving food loss and waste, and improving farming...

Have we found the brain’s sleep switch?

In Massachusetts, building on research from two decades ago, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that, at least in mice, a region...

DARPA wants to modify crops using insects and viruses

In Washington, D.C., a research program that could allow crops to respond more readily to factors like changing climate proposes introducing genetic changes into...

Solving iron deficiencies with biofortified wheat

In Nebraska, biofortified wheat could make it easier to help some humans get proper nutrition. Unlike fortification, which might add a mineral like iron...

Green algae may survive climate change because of stolen genes

In New Jersey, Rutgers University researchers found clues to how nature can modify genomes in a single-celled species of green algae that suggest ways in which scientists...

Robots learn to pick only ripe peppers

In Belgium, a boxy yellow robot rolled through the rows of yellow pepper patches in a greenhouse, spotting and picking the ripened fruit. Moving...

Machine learning avatars detect signs of dementia with high accuracy

In Japan, a joint group of researchers from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology demonstrated that it was possible to detect...

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