Plants love carbon dioxide, but too much could be bad for them

Plants love carbon dioxide, but too much could be bad for them

Too much of one food is bad for themImage Source / Getty By Michael Le Page No one expected this. In the longest-running experiment of its kind, the plants that were supposed to thrive in higher carbon dioxide levels have instead done less well. The finding suggests plants will not take up as much CO2 […]

Trump’s War on Data Could Quietly Erase LGBT Crime Victims

The Department of Justice is looking to stop asking 16- and 17-year-olds about their sexual orientation and gender identity in the National Crime Victimization Survey. Critics say the move is a way for legislators to leave LGBT teens out of policy decisions. The twice-a-year national survey asks about 135,000 households questions about the frequency and nature […]

Tiny injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive alcohol monitoring

Tiny injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive alcohol monitoring

Top Story Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a miniature, ultra-low power, injectable biosensor that could be used for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is small enough to be implanted in the body just beneath the surface of the skin and is powered wirelessly by a wearable device, such as […]

Fluorescent dye could enable sharper biological imaging

Fluorescent dye could enable sharper biological imaging

Top Story Fluorescence imaging is widely used for visualizing biological tissues such as the back of the eye, where signs of macular degeneration can be detected. It is also commonly used to image blood vessels during reconstructive surgery, allowing surgeons to make sure the vessels are properly connected. For these procedures, as well as others […]

CEO Zuckerberg says Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse

CEO Zuckerberg says Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met U.S. lawmakers individually on Monday and told Congress in written testimony that the social media network should have done more to prevent itself and its members’ data being misused. His conciliatory tone precedes two days of congressional hearings where Zuckerberg is set to answer questions […]

Indian decision on F-16, F-18 could lead to 5th gen fighter jets: US official

Indian decision on F-16, F-18 could lead to 5th gen fighter jets: US official

Washington: The trajectory of the India-US defence ties in the fighter jet segment depends on New Delhi’s decision on the F-16 and F-18 warplanes being offered by the US, a top Defence Department official has said. A positive decision by India could be a precursor to advanced fifth-generation fighter technology, Joe Felter, Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

Could insects help find new yeasts for big business?

Could insects help find new yeasts for big business?

Top Story Yeasts are tiny fungi that play key roles in producing everything from beer and cheese to industrial chemicals and biofuels. And now scientists are proposing a new approach that could help these industries find new yeasts for use in their manufacturing processes. A recent study reviewed the available research to see how the […]

This Death Row Inmate’s Blood-Filled Tumors Could Make His Execution Especially Cruel and Unusual

Missouri death row inmate Russell Bucklew is scheduled to die on Tuesday. But Bucklew suffers from a rare medical condition, and his lawyers say that the execution drug that will be used could come with gruesome consequences and constitute cruel and unusual punishment. For nearly all his life, Bucklew has been afflicted with cavernous hemangioma, a rare disease that causes […]

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