||01 Oct 2016
||For the First Time, Bees Declared Endangered in the U.S.
||National Geographic / Christine Dell'Amore
||Such is the Hawaiian myth behind the naupaka, a beach shrub native to the islands whose flowers look like they're missing half of their petals. Now the plants are linked to another sad event: Their primary pollinators, a group of more than 60 yellow-faced bee species in the genus Hylaeus, are disappearing fast.
||09 Oct 2016
||“Genetically Edited Organisms”(GME): Monsanto and the CRISPR Genome Editing Technology. Who Would you Trust to “Play God”?
||Global Research / Elena Sharoykina
||The U.S. corporation Monsanto, which holds a leading position in the global market of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), reached a licensing agreement with the Broad Institute, Cambridge, USA, on the commercial use of the innovative genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 for agriculture applications. This news has led some experts to believe that Monsanto will now completely switch from producing ‘traditional’ GMOs to ‘genetically edited’ organisms, which are supposedly ‘safer and practically identical’ to their natural alternatives.
||16 Nov 2016
||Getting Funky Directions From Your GPS? The Culprit Might Be The Weather — In Space
||Kera News / PABLO ARAUZ PEÑA
||Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington are learning to predict the weather in space and measure its impact on Earth. But it's a tricky science because space weather activity is tied to the chaotic behavior of the sun.