Microbe-based faux beef could save forests, slash CO2 emissions
12 articles from SATURDAY 7.5.2022
Morgan Levine: ‘Only 10-30% of our lifespan is estimated to be due to genetics’
Gradually replacing 20 percent of global beef and lamb consumption with meat-textured proteins grown in stainless steel vats could cut agriculture-related CO2 emissions and deforestation in half by 2050, researchers reported Wednesday.
Sir John Bell: ‘Most people who have had the Covid vaccine are completely safe’
The Yale scientist explains her research into biological and chronological age – and why she’s joined a $3bn startup funded by the likes of Jeff BezosIt can be said we have two ages: a fixed chronological age based on when we were born and a malleable biological age – the age at which our body is functioning, which can be affected by our lifestyle choices. Dr Morgan Levine designs tools that...
Vaccine to stop Covid transmission should now be top priority, says leading UK scientist
The renowned immunologist remains as upbeat about jabs – and UK life science – as he was in the depths of the pandemicSir John Bell, the Canadian immunologist, is a familiar sight to locals along the stretch of the Thames near his home in Wallingford, just outside Oxford, where he and his wife can often be seen rowing in a double scull.During the pandemic, Bell’s voice became familiar to...
New research provides possible insights into the formation of Earth
Oxford University’s Sir John Bell says sharp fall in death rate due to existing vaccines allows for a change in prioritiesIt is questionable how much longer current Covid-19 vaccines will be used as they have largely done their job in preventing mass deaths, and scientists should focus on developing a vaccine that stops transmission of the virus, according to leading scientist Sir John Bell.The...
Anxiety can be good for you
A new study, conducted by scientists at The University of New Mexico, found ancient, primordial helium-3 leaking from the Earth's core, suggesting the planet formed inside a solar nebula, stirring further debate among scientists.
Climate hunger striker expresses shock at being ignored by ministers
It’s never going to be fun, but it can be healthy – and facing up to it is always better than hidingDr Tracy Dennis-Tiwary was a professor of psychology, immersed in research – evaluating which mental health treatments worked and why – when she first became aware of an uptick in anxiety. This was some 15 years ago in New York City. ‘I work closely with practising clinicians and I...
Avian flu confirmed in 2 backyard Pacific Northwest flocks
Angus Rose starved himself for more than five weeks outside parliament until Green MP Caroline Lucas arranged compromiseThe climate hunger striker who starved himself for more than five weeks outside parliament has said he did not expect ministers would ignore his demands and potentially let him die.Angus Rose had said he would not eat until Greg Hands, the energy minister, arranged for Sir...
Canadian poultry farmers fearful of avian flu strain
An avian flu that's spreading quickly across the U.S. has been detected in the Pacific Northwest in two backyard bird flocks in rural Oregon and Washington.
Being a lefty is no longer something to hide, but right hand still rules in many parts of life
Canadian poultry farmers are facing fear and stress as a highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 avian influenza is currently circulating in both wild and domestic flocks across North America.
Emissions tied to the international trade of agricultural goods are rising
Cultural preferences for the right hand and superstitions about the left go back as far as Ancient Greece and are pretty universal. While they may not be as prevalent today as they once were, one surgeon in India found they're not that easy to...
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Scientists have conducted a thorough examination of international trade in agricultural goods, finding that consumers in wealthy countries enjoy the produce while people in less-developed nations endure heightened greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation.