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How supercomputing is taking on the COVID-19 pandemic

Jeremy Smith | 
In “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, the haughty supercomputer Deep Thought is asked whether he can ...
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Dead or alive? The cosmology of viruses

Hugh Harris | 
Viruses are an inescapable part of life, especially in a global viral pandemic. Yet ask a roomful of scientists if ...
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Feeling a bit stir crazy during the pandemic lockdown? Blame it on human evolution

Isabelle Winder, Vivien Shaw | 
Humans are intensely social creatures. We all need company and social contact. But for many of us, being at home ...
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From bioterror to bioerror: Who’s afraid of biohacking?

Andrew Lapworth | 
In March, amateur scientists in Sydney announced they had created a COVID-19 test kit that is simpler, faster, and cheaper ...
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Coronavirus romance: Is it healthy for isolating couples to have so much together time?

Hannah Schacter | 
In the wake of COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders, young couples may find themselves spending more time with each ...
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How old is that child? ‘Epigenetic clocks’ could help fight child labor, trafficking and improve age records on immigrant children

Epigenetic clocks are a new type of biological test currently capturing the attention of the scientific community, private companies and ...
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‘Bee-washing’ by advocacy groups and product pushers: We should shift the focus to native bees not honeybees

Lila Westreich | 
Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among ...
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Plants engineered to ‘recycle’ toxins could boost crop yields nearly 50 percent

Paul South | 
Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? ...
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‘Precision farming’ could slow climate change and unlock $250 billion in profits for farmers

Bhaskar Chakravorti | 
There is a long list of global problems to combat, including hunger, drought, poverty, bad health, polluted water and poor ...
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Viewpoint: If organic farmers want to promote sustainable farming they should reconsider hostility toward CRISPR-gene editing

Rebecca Mackelprang | 
A University of California, Berkeley professor stands at the front of the room, delivering her invited talk about the potential ...
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Indoor farms could boost food production, but energy-friendly alternatives exist

Andrew Jenkins | 
By 2050, global food production will need to increase by an estimated 70% in developed countries and 100% in developing countries ...
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Resignation of French environmental minister could be a win for glyphosate supporters

François Allard-Huver | 
The surprise announcement of the resignation of Nicolas Hulot .... is part of .... a series of .... big differences ...
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Organic, grass-fed beef: Nutritious food choice or marketing hype?

Leah Dowling, Louise Dunn | 
.... Organic farming and grass feeding are promoted as having some social and environmental benefits compared with conventionally produced red ...
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Fighting nature’s ‘computer hackers’ through genetic engineering

John Herlihy | 
[T]hrough thousands of years of genetic modification by selective breeding, humans have developed the crops that keep us alive. We ...
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What 3D printing can teach us about how to regulate CRISPR gene editing

Isobel Ronai, Kate Lynch | 
Australia’s gene technology regulations have not been revised since 2001- despite many game-changing advances in genetic technologies over the past 17 ...
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We’re a long way from Blade Runner-like organic androids

Fumiya Iida | 
[Editor's note: Fumiya Iida is a lecturer in mechatronics at the University of Cambridge.] The new Blade Runner sequel will return ...
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Hive coup? Why queen bees are sometimes killed by workers

James Gilbert | 
[Editor's note: James Gilbert is a lecturer in zoology at the University of Hull.] A new study has shown that some bee workers ...
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Lead author of controversial bee study: ‘Don’t give up on neonics’ although they may have ‘subtle’, mitigable effects

Ben Woodcock | 
[Editor's note: Ben Woodcock is an ecological entomologist at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in the UK. He is the ...
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Can Netflix help us treat cancer?

Elana Fertig | 
[Editor's note: Elana Fertig is a professor of Oncology Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Johns Hopkins University.] To create individualized cancer treatments, we must ...
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Searching for Jesus’ DNA: Scientists probe ancient relics

George Busby | 
In 2010, Kasimir Popkonstantinov discovered what he believes are the bones of one of the most famous of all saints: ...
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How humans got smart: Rush of blood to the head

Roger Seymour | 
[Editor's note: Roger Seymour is professor emeritus of physiology at the University of Adelaide.] The blood flow to the cognitive part ...
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Leukemia and corn: Treatment may arise from studying mutations in kernels

Kevin Folta | 
[Editor's note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] Recent research ...
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Trust the experts: Scientific scrutiny, government oversight show GMOs ‘at least as safe’ as traditional foods

David Tribe | 
[Editor's note: David Tribe is a senior lecturer in food biotechnology and microbiology, agriculture and food systems, at the University ...
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Why do so many people with hereditary cancer risks avoid genetic testing?

Louise Keogh | 
Once a person is found to have a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, usually after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer, all ...
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Is it possible to know too much about your genes?

Michael Mackley | 
Would you want to know if you were at a higher risk of getting dementia later in life? Would you ...
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On/off switch? Chronic pain could be eased if we identify the right genes

Blair Smith | 
[Editor's note: Blair Smith is a professor of population science at the University of Dundee in Scotland.] Two of the ...
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Can GMOs mitigate threats to global food security?

Stuart Thompson | 
[Editor's note: Stuart Thompson is a senior lecturer in plant biochemistry at the University of Westminster in the UK.] Crops ...
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Can personalized medicine help those with chronic diseases that have environmental triggers?

Sharon Bergquist | 
[Editor's note: Sharon Horesh Bergquist is a physician, teacher, researcher in preventive medicine and healthy aging at Emory University] Personalized ...