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Anti-vaxxers and Russia behind viral 5G COVID conspiracy theory - Alliance for Science

Anti-vaxxers and Russia behind viral 5G COVID conspiracy theory - Alliance for Science

Like the fruitless search for the we may never know where the conspiracy theory falsely linking 5G communications networks with the COVID-19 pandemic first arose. But a more important question is this: who took a fringe conspiracy theory and promoted it to a global online audience now numbering in the millions?The answer is not difficult to fathom. Although recently taken up by celebrities and spread widely online, the 5G theory first gained prominence thanks largely to the worldwide anti-vaccination movement, which took up conspiratorial messaging originally spread by the Kremlin.(Note:...

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April 8, 2020
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Global crop yields projected to drop as temperatures rise, new study finds - Alliance for Science

Global crop yields projected to drop as temperatures rise, new study finds - Alliance for Science

The warmer temperatures associated with climate change are projected to significantly reduce yields of the world’s staple food crops, a new analysis finds.The study, published this week in , estimated that yields of soy, maize, rice and wheat are all likely to decrease as the planet warms. Projected — but uncertain — benefits from elevated CO2 levels may mitigate the losses somewhat. The four crops comprise more than 60 percent of the calories produced globally.Researchers combined a global dataset of field warming experiments conducted at 48 sites to estimate decreased yields of 7.1...

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GM fish food deal brings sustainable salmon a step closer to commercialization - Alliance for Science

GM fish food deal brings sustainable salmon a step closer to commercialization - Alliance for Science

Rothamsted Research, a United Kingdom plant science research institute, has signed a collaboration agreement with a bioscience company that brings the dream of fully sustainable farmed salmon a step closer to commercial reality.In return for ongoing support, the between Rothamsted Research and gives the company a two-year option to sign a licensing agreement to commercialize Rothamsted’s pioneering omega-3 fish oils technology.For several years scientists at have been working on a  of the oilseed crop Camelina that can produce the healthy omega-3 fatty acids that are otherwise found only in...

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Dec 9
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GM eggplant helps farmers reduce pesticide use and increase profits, study finds - Alliance for Science

GM eggplant helps farmers reduce pesticide use and increase profits, study finds - Alliance for Science

Bangladeshi farmers significantly reduced pesticide use and increased their profits by growing genetically modified (GM) eggplant, a new study confirms.Farmers growing insect-resistant Bt brinjal (eggplant) improved their yields by 51 percent and cut pesticide costs by 37.5 percent, according to the last month in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.“Bt brinjal, a publicly developed GMO [genetically modified organism], conveys significant productivity and income benefits to farmers while reducing the use of pesticides damaging to human and ecological health,” the researchers...

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Climate change activist Hilda Nakabuye mobilizing Africa’s youth - Alliance for Science

Climate change activist Hilda Nakabuye mobilizing Africa’s youth - Alliance for Science

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye, a 22-year-old Ugandan climate activist, stood on the corner of a congested Kampala intersection, ignoring plastic trash that fluttered in the breeze and the emissions from ramshackle vehicles as she held up a green placard.It read: Save our Environment. Save our Future. Uganda’s Temperatures are Rising. Keep Mama Africa Green.The words were poignant and powerful, considering Kampala among the most polluted cities in Africa. But very few motorists and pedestrians paid her any heed.Nakabuye, however, wasn’t fazed by the inattention. Sporting cornrows and wearing a blue...

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February 11, 2020
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How CRISPR can create more ethical eggs - Alliance for Science

How CRISPR can create more ethical eggs - Alliance for Science

Over the past couple of decades, Western consumers have shown an increasing appetite for more ethical eggs. The and a have banned the use of battery cages for egg-laying hens and the cage-free egg market segment has been . In some countries, and a number of powerful corporations like and have pledged to source and sell only cage-free eggs within the next few years.The growing popularity of so-called “cruelty-free” eggs is an indicator that and more more consumers want to feel good about what they eat. But there is another ethical dilemma within the global poultry production system that...

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