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‘Geoengineering’ the atmosphere to slow climate change would threaten agricultural production

Fiona Harvey | 
Proposals to combat climate change by reflecting the sun’s rays back into space would cause widespread crop failure, cancelling out ...
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Alien signal or damp squib? Rio 2.0 scale promises to help judge

Layal Liverpool | 
When a team of Russian astronomers reported in 2015 that a telescope in the Caucasus region had intercepted a mysterious ...

Viewpoint: Media’s misrepresentation of artificial intelligence could derail promising technology

Oscar Schwartz | 
In June of [2017], five researchers at Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research unit published an article showing how bots can simulate ...
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Viewpoint: Despite what you might hear, there’s still no evidence linking cell phones to cancer

David Grimes | 
[Recently] the Observer published an article by Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie on a disturbing topic – the idea that telecoms giants ...
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‘Morally permissible’: Genetically altered babies get nod from UK ethics panel

Ian Sample | 
The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances ...
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Challenging the story of our origin: Human traits had ‘patchwork emergence’ across Africa

Hannah Devlin | 
The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed Homo sapiens fossils were discovered ...
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Insulin pill could replace daily injections for diabetics

Nicola Davis | 
An insulin pill for people with diabetes could be in the offing, say researchers, providing hope that a daily regime ...
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Global abstention from pesticides will lead to food shortages, Syngenta says

Damian Carrington | 
The world is likely to face food shortages within 20 years if pesticides and genetically modified crops are shunned, according ...
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SexyPlant: Can GMO crops that produce insect sex pheromones replace pesticides?

Damian Carrington | 
“Sexy plants” are on the way to replacing many harmful pesticides, scientists say, by producing the sex pheromones of insects ...
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The end of Monsanto: Bayer to drop company’s name following takeover

Rupert Neate | 
The Monsanto company name, which has become synonymous with genetically modified food and as a longstanding target of environmental activists, ...
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Humans have killed more than 80% of wild mammals

Damian Carrington | 
[S]ince the dawn of civilisation, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of plants, ...
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Neanderthal ‘mini brains’ created from ancient DNA could illuminate human brain biology

Hannah Devlin | 
Scientists are preparing to create “miniature brains” that have been genetically engineered to contain Neanderthal DNA, in an unprecedented attempt ...
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EU approves total ban on neonicotinoid insecticides due to bee health concerns

Damian Carrington | 
The European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due to the serious danger they ...
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Eating rare farm animal breeds could actually save them from extinction

Lucy Jones | 
When you think about Britain’s endangered animals, hedgehogs, small tortoiseshell butterflies and puffins may spring to mind. But rare breeds ...
Consume more than 5 glasses of wine or beer per week? Each additional drink decreases lifespan by 30 minutes, study claims

Consume more than 5 glasses of wine or beer per week? Each additional drink decreases lifespan by 30 minutes, study claims

Sarah Boseley | 
Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over ...
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Travel to Mars: Can gene therapy help us clear deadly radiation hurdle?

Sarah Betancourt | 
An international group of researchers has come up with a new plan to help astronauts survive high-level radiation in space ...
Evolution of the eyebrow and why it's so important for communication

Evolution of the eyebrow and why it’s so important for communication

Ian Sample | 
Modern humans might never have raised a quizzical eyebrow had Homo sapiens not lost the thick, bony brows of its ancient ...
Trellises not trees: Human populations have split, reformed and remixed over millennia

Trellises not trees: Human populations have split, reformed and remixed over millennia

Robin McKie | 
The ingrained notion – that there has only ever been one species of human being, Homo sapiens – is a latterday fiction ...
Humans produce new neurons affecting learning, memory and emotion throughout our lives

Humans produce new neurons affecting learning, memory and emotion throughout our lives

Nicola Davis | 
Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, ...
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Plant scientists embrace USDA decision to not regulate gene-edited crops

Robin McKie | 
Researchers in the US have been given the go-ahead to use gene-editing techniques to alter crops and plants. The decision ...
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Growing wheat in Africa? Variety developed with advanced breeding techniques can withstand 104 degrees

Mark Hillsdon | 
In the northern Senegalese village of Ndiayene Pendao, close to the border with Mauritania, Fatouma Sow is pulling weeds. Her team ...
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Honeycrisp-enterprise cross: Cosmic crisp is biggest-ever launch of apple variety

Lucy Rock | 
Nearly 30 years ago, Dr Bruce Barritt was jeered when he branded the apple industry in Washington state a dinosaur ...
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Agroecologist: Gene-edited animals aren’t the solution to livestock diseases

Julia Wright | 
It is very worrying not only to read about yet another blunder by the industrial farming sector (Pigs in the ...
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As your testosterone levels go down, does empathy go up?

Amy Fleming | 
Charles Ryan has a clinic in San Francisco at which he regularly relieves men of their testosterone. This “chemical castration”, ...
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What makes us human? If your brain is frozen after death, information might be uploadable into an artificial body

Sue Blackmore | 
Are you longing for your brain and all its memories to be preserved for ever? That once fanciful idea seems ...
Viewpoint: Gene editing in humans should leave 'no room for suspicion' of 'closed door' research

Viewpoint: Gene editing in humans should leave ‘no room for suspicion’ of ‘closed door’ research

Mary Warnock | 
The Royal Society has recently published the results of an extensive survey of the attitudes of the general public to ...
Gene editing could all but end world's most serious livestock diseases

Gene editing could all but end world’s most serious livestock diseases

Hannah Devlin | 
Farming is poised for a gene editing revolution that could overcome some of the world’s most serious livestock diseases, the ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticides pose risks to wild bees and honeybees, European Food Safety Authority says

Damian Carrington | 
The world’s most widely used insecticides pose a serious danger to both honeybees and wild bees, according to a major ...