Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come
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The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
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Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture
Some jobs are better left to rats!
95 percent of the existing crop is genetically modified
And the flowers are not like Earth flowers
Saddled with poisoned real estate, one city turns to GM trees to mop up the mess.
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
An invisible world of microbes
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
A century of agricultural innovation vastly increased the amount of food--but with it came an increased population, and now hunger is on the rise. Fixing it will require an unlikely alliance
Animals (including humans) are constantly adapting to their environments. Here are ten reminders that this incredible process is constant—not limited to the distant past
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