Science

NASA launches the Aquarius, a salt-sniffing climate satellite

June 12, 2011

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Scientists close to producing “super wheat” resistant to virulent fungi

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Scientists say they’re close to producing new “super varieties” of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world’s food supply. The research is part of a global drive to protect wheat crops from the Ug99 strain of stem [...]

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Argentinian lab creates World’s First Transgenic Cow — A Cow producing Human Milk

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “An Argentine laboratory announced that it had created the world’s first transgenic cow, using human genes that will allow the animal to produce the equivalent of mothers’ milk.” [/expand]

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Scientists working to develop crops that will survive climate change

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “To feed 2 billion more mouths by 2050, food production will have to increase by 70 percent, the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says. Climate change is perhaps the greatest threat to meeting the target as rising temperatures and droughts dry out farmlands or more intense floods and storms inundate them. [...]

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