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Google’s deep-learning Alpha Zero masters chess from scratch in 4 hours––then doesn’t lose

Tommaso Dorigo | 
The architecture that beat humans at the notoriously CPU-impervious game Go, AlphaGo by Google Deep Mind, was converted to allow ...
Pass the manure: Organic farming practices increase planet-warming methane emissions

Pass the manure: Organic farming practices increase planet-warming methane emissions

The realization that livestock like cows are ruminants - and produce a lot of methane while chewing - was a ...
Viewpoint: Challenging claims of a global bee health crisis

Viewpoint: Challenging claims of a global bee health crisis

Howard Minigh | 
[Editor’s Note: Howard Minigh  is the President & CEO of CropLife International, a trade association of agrobusiness companies.] First, there ...
Will new government guidelines for GE crops spur innovation—or do they not go far enough?

Will new government guidelines for GE crops spur innovation—or do they not go far enough?

Hank Campbell | 
[Editor's note: Hank Campbell is president of the American Council on Science and Health.] Since 2014, China has spent $4 billion ...
Improved orange tree genetics could help fight yellow dragon disease in Florida

Improved orange tree genetics could help fight yellow dragon disease in Florida

Kevin Folta | 
[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] When ...
Endocrine disrupting chemicals: Is 'industry' or activists twisting the truth about alleged dangers?

Endocrine disrupting chemicals: Is ‘industry’ or activists twisting the truth about alleged dangers?

Gregory Bond | 
On November 29, an op-ed article published in Le Monde, co-signed by 94 scientists, [made] numerous allegations, most prominent among them that ...
Were Neanderthals smarter than we originally thought?

Were Neanderthals smarter than we originally thought?

Neanderthals modified their survival strategies even without external influences like environmental or climate changes, according to an analysis using carbonate ...
Evidence shows breast cancer screening lacks clear cut-off age

Evidence shows breast cancer screening lacks clear cut-off age

There is no clear cut-off age to stop breast cancer screening, according to a new analysis which adds support for ...
Is EPA’s registration review of glyphosate being delayed for political reasons?

Is EPA’s registration review of glyphosate being delayed for political reasons?

Julie Kelly | 
The Environmental Protection Agency appears to be punting a final decision on the safety of a controversial weedkiller into the ...

Artic Fuji, third non-browning apple, gets green light from USDA

The third non-browning Arctic apple variety - yes, using science - the Arctic Fuji, has been approved by the U.S ...
Is drought-tolerant CRISPR corn GMO?

Is drought-tolerant CRISPR corn GMO?

Hank Campbell | 
With GMOs going off patent, anti-science activists and the PR groups running interference for them... are running out of time ...

Reasonable discourse exists in GMO labeling debate

Hank Campbell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. With the Vermont [GMO ...

What does nanotechnology hold for future of artificial intelligence?

Sascha Vongehr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Today’s emergence of nano-micro ...

Why do we laugh?

Jordan Raine | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Laughter plays a crucial ...
Science report card: Examining Bernie Sanders views on GMOs, alternative medicine

Science report card: Examining Bernie Sanders views on GMOs, alternative medicine

Jenny Splitter | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. “For those of us ...
Does organic food industry want real food labelling transparency?

Does organic food industry want real food labelling transparency?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . ...
Does a population's happiness come from its gene pool?

Does a population’s happiness come from its gene pool?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For as much time ...

Controversial scientist Goulson challenged on study claiming neonicotinoids cause butterfly declines

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. University of Sussex biology ...
Researchers now believe 'bees addicted to neonics' study was wrong

Researchers now believe ‘bees addicted to neonics’ study was wrong

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What does the media ...

How do astronauts deal with microbes in space?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  State-of-the-art molecular analysis of ...

Citizen science will test hypothesis that wild animals avoid GMO corn

Kevin Folta | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. One frequent Internet claim ...

Kevin Folta proposes new standard for transparency between industry and academia

Kevin Folta | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Over the last six ...

As organic moves into ordinary grocery stores will it lose elite, trendy cachet?

Hank Campbell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If you prefer an ...

First sequenced ancient Mediterranean genome fills gap in human history

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  An international team of ...

Kashi cereal has Non-GMO label–and glyphosate residue

Hank Campbell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Not only does organic ...

Should Australia allow sex selection in IVF?

Ian Olver | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  As part of a ...

Could non GMO hybrid wine grapes create a Napa Valley in South Dakota?

Joel Shurkin | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Wine grapes specially bred ...
Do activists claiming pesticide Beemageddon really care about bee survival or is it tactical ploy?

Do activists claiming pesticide Beemageddon really care about bee survival or is it tactical ploy?

We know that activist groups really care about bees. In 2013, about 200 activists held a funeral for 50,000 bumblebees that ...

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