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Climate warming could increase land available to grow crops — but also boost the spread of plant diseases

Climate warming could increase land available to grow crops — but also boost the spread of plant diseases

Smithsonian | 
The agricultural impact of climate change would be a little more straightforward, if it occurred in a world where crops ...
A human protein genetically engineered into wheat plants increases yields by 50%. Is this dramatic tweak replicable?

A human protein genetically engineered into wheat plants increases yields by 50%. Is this dramatic tweak replicable?

Smithsonian | 
It’s not enough to grow more food—humanity needs to grow more efficiently. With an eye toward feeding the world’s growing ...
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Recreation of Earth’s ancient hydrothermal vents suggests life could emerge even on ‘hellish worlds’

Massive | 
One theory for how life emerged suggests that it originated in the sea, at alkaline hydrothermal vents. It’s impossible to ...
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Stealth technology could offer ‘secure, selective and precise’ delivery system for cancer drugs

Massive | 
Earlier this year, researchers assembled an intelligent and autonomous nanostructure entirely out of DNA that delivered and released a cancer drug. Cancer ...
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