“Yet another example of the Trump administration systematically undermining federal research on food safety, farm productivity, and the public interest writ large.”
Source: USDA Indefinitely Suspends Honey Bee Tracking Survey as States Get Approval to Use Bee-Killing Pesticide | Common Dreams News
In the Secret History of the Future podcast, technology’s past explains a lot about technology’s tomorrow.
Source: Will artificial intelligence screw musicians the way the phonograph screwed John Philip Sousa?
Gary Ruvkun, a molecular biologist and professor of genetics at Harvard, wants to search for DNA on Mars.
Source: What If Life Did Not Originate on Earth? | The New Yorker
Others on the left have been increasingly skeptical of relying on any sort of market-based solution to tackling the climate crisis.
Source: Will Bernie Sanders Stick with a Carbon Tax in His Push for a Green New Deal? | Portside
Dahr Jamail on his book “The End Of Ice” and the significance of the many studies showing glaciers and sea ice around the world are melting at an unprecedented speed
Source: A World Without Ice
By guiding evolution, scientists have managed to manipulate micro-organisms into producing useful new drugs and materials, but it’s a time-consuming process. Now, UNC researchers have developed a new tool that speeds up the process in mammalian cells, creating new therapeutics in a matter of days.
Source: Fast new directed evolution technique makes viruses create drug proteins in days