Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Super-Typhoon Haiyan lashes the Philippines Posted: 08 Nov 2013 06:18 AM PST Super-Typhoon Haiyan was lashing the central and southern philippines on Nov. 7 bringing maximum sustained winds of a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center website indicates that a Category 5 …

SIS scientific publication November 2013 The New Genetics and Natural versus Artificial Genetic Modification

SIS scientific publication November 2013 The New Genetics and Naturalversus Artificial Genetic Modification###################################################################Mae-Wan Ho, Entropy 2013, 15, 4748-81.Abstract: The original rationale and impetus for artificial geneticmodification was the “central dogma” of molecular biology that assumed DNAcarries all the instructions for making an organism, which are transmittedvia rna to protein to …

Science Daily – October 11th

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Complex relationship between phosphorus levels, nitrogen removal in lakes New antiviral response discovered in mammals Innate virus-killing power discovered in mammals How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics How microbes survive in freezing conditions As sea level rises, Everglades’ freshwater plants …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Stronger winds may explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica, model shows

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News       Stronger winds may explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica, model shows Posted: 17 Sep 2013 09:19 PM PDT Much attention is paid to melting sea ice in the Arctic. But less clear is the situation on the other side of …

Science Daily: Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects Posted: 26 Aug 2013 03:29 PM PDT Entomologists have identified a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects. The finding may open new possibilities for environmentally friendly pest management. …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Broad-scale genome tinkering with help of an RNA guide: Biotechnology tool borrowed from pathogenic bacteria

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Broad-scale genome tinkering with help of an RNA guide: Biotechnology tool borrowed from pathogenic bacteria Mechanism behind squids’ and octopuses’ ability to change color revealed Microbial who-done-it for biofuels Computer can infer rules of the forest Secret of plant geometry revealed: How plants set the angles …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Researcher sheds light on M.O. of unusual RNA molecules

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Researcher sheds light on M.O. of unusual RNA molecules Muscle power: Bats power take-off using recycled energy The evolution of fins to limbs in the land invasion race Flipping fish adapt to land living Treating oil spills with chemical dispersants: Is the cure worse than the …

Futurist Update: Designing Clothing for Space Travel

    In this issue: ·        Designing Clothing for Space Travel ·        Smartphone Ownership Passes 55% of U.S. Adults ·        A Big Data Approach to Detecting Viruses ·        With More Hunger Comes More Risk Taking ·        What’s Hot in THE FUTURIST Magazine   Advertisement  The Annual Conference of the World Future Society: July 19-21, 2013, at …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Irish chronicles reveal links between cold weather and volcanic eruptions Where trash accumulates in the deep sea Life on Earth shockingly comes from out of this world First evidence that the genome can adapt to temperature changes U.S. Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall Animals and …