Genetically modified organisms today usually have just one engineered gene. Scientists now want to create organisms with whole new gene clusters.
The tools and flavors have changed, but the work of roasting and grinding fermented cacao beans, and mixing them with a few simple ingredients to create a divine food, is a practice that goes back to early Mesoamerican civilizations.
An ecologist records nature’s color signals to understand the feedback between plants and a changing climate.
As autonomous vehicles become a real choice for our neighborhoods, transit hubs, entertainment districts, and downtown cores, there is an opportunity for them to bring environmental benefits. But realizing those benefits will require us to take a hard look at how personal cars—even the driverless kind—fit into urban life.
California’s record drought has parched crops, but hasn’t yet dimmed lights or choked the flow of electricity, even though the Golden State, with more than 300 dams, has long been a hydroelectricity leader among U.S. states.
I’m launching a new reporting project with five of my favorite independent journalists. Each week, we’ll publish a new story focused on the intersection of environment and technology—but we need at least 800 subscribers before March 5 to bring this to life.