Unsustainable farming, fishing and climate change has intensified the struggle for survival among vulnerable animals and crops, says IUCN at the release of its latest list of endangered species
From the use of seaweed for bleaching linen, to Roman emperors eating oysters as aphrodisiacs, human culture along the North Atlantic coast has been integrally linked to the exploitation of the sea for centuries. But as populations have expanded and economies grown, people have impoverished the ocean.
Researchers at MIT have created a new responsive material that can change along with its environment, using living cells that act like basic computers. The technique uses genetically engineered bacteria—fine-tuned to respond to various stimuli—that can be 3D-printed into any shape.
Outdoor recreation company Patagonia has sued to block President Trump’s cuts to Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.
Using imitation Martian soil—dirt comprised of some of the same elements you would find on the red planet—scientists at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands have been able to grow foods like tomatoes, radishes, and rye. They also separately attempted to grow arugula crops in the soil, and were surprised to find that not only did the bitter salad green grow, but earthworms seemed to thrive in it too, unexpectedly reproducing in the alien dirt.
Researchers at Oxford University have discovered that peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles.