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$25 Million GMO Study to Be Funded By Swiss Merchant Banking Giant - NationofChange
Science & Tech  (tags: Factor GMO, study, research, Swiss bank )

Kathryn
- 2 days ago - nationofchange.org
The world's largest and most expensive GMO study to date, Factor GMO, has just found an eager public supporter.
Scientists Create Music For Cats, And Fur A Good Reason
Science & Tech  (tags: music, cats, research, study, animals )

Angela
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
To create the cat music, Snowdon and his colleagues tried to mimic natural cat sounds, using sliding notes and high pitches. The researchers based the tempo of the songs on purring and suckling sounds.
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, tech, study, society, scientists, science, safety, research, news, investigation, humans, GMO, regulation, genome-editing, modifying, crops, genetically, modified, foods, ethics )

Darren
- 5 days ago - the-scientist.com
Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. TheyâEUR(TM)ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.
Higgs Boson Could Explain MatterâEUR(TM)s Dominance Over Antimatter
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, scientists, science, research, news, humans, environment, discovery, computers, astronomy, cosmology, Higgs Boson, Matter, Antimatter, theory )

Darren
- 5 days ago - scientificamerican.com
A new theory suggests the Higgs field varied in the early universe, offering matter a chance to split off from antimatter
Taking a Dive With Turtles Via Video
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, study, research, chelonian, leatherback turtles, ecology, interesting, wildlife, endangered )

Dee
- 6 days ago - nytimes.com
Scientists have been studying these endangered turtles to understand how they behave up north. One of their tools is a camera and other recording instruments stuck on the back of a turtle with a suction cup.
Linguists Link English, Hindi to Single Ancestor Language Spoken 6,500 Years Ago
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, ancient, history, archaeology, investigation, study, discovery )

Glenn
- 7 days ago - pbs.org
So this is where our modern languages came from. No Tower of Babel here.
Evolution 'Favours Bigger Sea Creatures'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, environment, marine animal, whales, research, study, scientists, interesting )

Dee
- 10 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period - and not by chance. That is the finding of a huge new survey of marine life past and present, published in the journal Science.
Sea Turtle Finds Her Way Back to Birth Beach, But How?
Science & Tech  (tags: sea turtles, beach, navigate, eggs, animals, habitat, research, science, study )

Lone
- 10 days ago - latimes.com
How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs?
Truly Brief Communications
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, science, research, news, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, brief, brevity, The Journal Of Brief Ideas, platform, 200-word articles, short )

Darren
- 10 days ago - the-scientist.com
The Journal of Brief Ideas, a platform that publishes 200-word articles, launches in beta.
Is AI Dangerous? That DependsâEUR¦
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, computers, AI, Artificial Intelligence, astrobiology )

Darren
- 11 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Somewhere in the long list of topics that are relevant to astrobiology is the question of âEUR~intelligenceâEUR(TM). Is human-like, technological intelligence likely to be common across the universe?
EarthâEUR(TM)s Water May Have Come From Comets, Asteroids or Something Else Entirely
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, society, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, Earth, water, comets, asteroids, origin, oceans, solar system )

Darren
- 11 days ago - scientificamerican.com
To discover the origin of the oceans, scientists are investigating our solar systemâEUR(TM)s farthest reaches and earliest moments [Preview Article, more links at site]
Scientists Find Out Why Marijuana Gives You the Munchies
Science & Tech  (tags: Marijuana, munchies, science, research, discovery, news, scientists, study )

Ben
- 13 days ago - smh.com.au
Koch hypothesised that the active ingredients in pot turn off a set of neurons in the hypothalamus that play a central role in inhibiting hunger. Those neurons are known as POMCs...Koch was surprised to find .. the POMCs .. [were] turned on even more.
Life on Earth May Have Flourished a Billion Years Earlier Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: Ancient life, ancient fossil, Ancient Organism, Life on Earth, pre-historic climate, discovery, environment, interesting, research, science, study, world )

Ben
- 14 days ago - smh.com.au
More than 3 billion years ago, Earth was a hostile, volatile place, its air oxygen-less and its climate unpredictable. And yet, life thrived.
Newton Figured Out How Tree Sap Rises
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, scientists, science, research, humans, environment, discovery, isaac newton, tree sap, transpiration, plants, theory )

Darren
- 17 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Buried in one of Isaac Newton's college notebooks is a page on which he fairly accurately theorizes on the process of transpiration in plants, two centuries before the concept was elucidated. Karen Hopkin reports
 

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