Illegal genetically modified wheat appeared in Oregon, and no one’s sure how it got there By Jacob Kastrenakes, theverge.com A mystery is unfolding in the laboratories and grain fields of Oregon. Stalks of wheat that hadn’t been planted and wouldn’t die were found growing among a farmer’s crops. Tests have revealed that the peculiar wheat […]
This month is a very exciting time for space enthusiasts. That’s because Planetary Resources (the asteroid mining company) is offering the public an opportunity to control an ARKYD space telescope and use it for science, education and fun. This isn’t like any telescope that’s come before. That’s because this ARKYD will be both funded and […]
futurist-foresight: An unusual botanical discovery in how seeds recognize other neighboring seed types. emergentfutures: Plant ‘telepathy’ breakthrough At the University of Western Australia (UWA), researchers recently found that seeds recognise “good” or “bad” neighbouring seeds – even when there is a plastic sheet between them. And in the United Kingdom, researchers have found that plants […]
The impact of a 40kg meteor on the Moon on March 17 was bright enough to see from Earth without a telescope, according to NASA, who captured the impact through a Moon-monitoring telescope.
Now NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will try and search out the impact crater, which could be up to 20 metres wide.