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Life & Thyme

Claire Turrell

26 February 2021

Singapore

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Singapore recently became the first country in the world to allow cultured meat to be sold to the public, a move that scientists and environmentalists say is the future of meat production. U.S.-based company Eat Just ...

Nature

Ewen Callaway

27 August 2020

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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In Indonesia, Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes are transmitting dengue at a much slower rate than those not infected with the bacterium according to a controlled research study that expands on existing experimentation co...

Medium

Emily Mullin

21 August 2020

United States

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A key set of entrants in the race to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine use a genetic approach that has shown promising but preliminary results in human safety trials. Genetic vaccines, which have been in developme...

South China Morning Post

Juliana Loh

21 April 2020

Singapore

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Singapore has instituted three specific measures to help contain coronavirus and cope with current isolation requirements: testing, telehealth, and contact tracing. The commonality between the three approaches is the ...

Wired

Megan Molteni

10 March 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Identifying the metagenomic sequencing for new outbreaks of viruses can help to better assess how the virus is spreading, which in turn helps health officials figure out how to slow down the contagion. In the midst of...

Bloomberg

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Claire Che

4 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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Despite avoiding mass bans on citizen movement, South Korea has managed to mitigate the number of reported cases for coronavirus after implementing broad testing protocols. Having learned what didn't work during a pre...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

31 December 2019

Sarasota, Florida, United States

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Healthy soil promotes plant growth and sequesters carbon from the atmosphere. To help the declining citrus industry in Florida, Locus Agricultural Solutions developed a combination of microbes to promote plant growth....

The Washington Post

Jim Morrison

Shoshana Kordova

18 November 2019

Tze'elim, Israel

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A company in Israel is setting its sights on reducing plastic waste by converting garbage into pellets that can then be used in manufacturing plastic to create "everyday items like trays and packing crates." Although ...

EcoWatch

Madison Dapcevich

14 March 2019

New York, New York, United States

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An innovative solution to the massive amount of plastic in our oceans is a new startup called Loliware. It produces 100% biodegradable straws "that look, feel, and act like plastic" but are actually made of seaweed. N...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 February 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Researchers in Australia have discovered a way to capture CO2 from the air and turn it back into solid carbon. The new method uses liquid metal and electricity to process the CO2 and store it at room temperature – som...

CNBC

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Catherine Clifford

22 January 2019

El Segundo, California, United States

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Beyond Meat is a food brand getting acclaim for developing a hamburger replacement that helps save the large amount of energy and resources used to make a typical burger. They have sold over 25 million burgers since ...

Ensia

Hannah Thomasy

8 January 2019

Rialto, California, United States

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It turns out that bacteria can do a lot more than contaminate water--some species break down toxic chemicals and remove heavy metals. Active sites already clean water in states like Kansas, Utah, Texas, and California...

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Zara Stone

4 January 2019

Canada

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At-home health care isn't new, but technological advancements have allowed for the niche industry to expand beyond pregnancy tests and heart rate monitors. Although not without controversy, mail-in swab kits, artifici...

NBC News

James Rainey

28 October 2018

Brazil

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Biomimicry is defined as finding "solutions to man-made problems with designs inspired by the natural world," and some scientists think it could be at least part of the solution to climate change problems. From recycl...

NBC News

Maggie Fox

24 September 2018

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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At least five people who were paralyzed are walking, thanks to a pain stimulator and physical therapy. The stimulator, which is implanted in the body, sends electricity to the spine, and combined with therapy, can r...

IRIN

Ben Parker

29 August 2018

Amman, Jordan

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Tens of thousands of Syrian people have lost limbs in the war, but find conventional prosthetics too heavy and cumbersome to use. 3D printing technology is offering a lightweight alternative that can improve their liv...

Haaretz

Gabriel Alves

14 June 2018

Brazil

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Flushing a toilet is not only wasteful in terms of water usage, but it is also costly. "Few people know how many liters of water are used, or how much they pay for each liter of water used at home," explains Ezequiel ...

CNN

Rebecca Wright

8 June 2018

Australia

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Record heat is killing coral reefs throughout the world. Recent research in Australia however has lead to the piloting of a coral fertility treatment known as Coral IVF that is showing promising signs of healing damag...

Ensia

Christopher Bobryk

4 April 2018

Italy

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Leafhoppers may sound like a harmless term to the untrained ear, but vineyard owners will quickly disagree. These insects have a history of invading and devastating vineyards across the U.S. and Europe. Entomologists ...

Mediamax Network

Rebecca Mutiso

23 March 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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To combat the prevalence of tuberculosis in Kenya, a group of people whose lives have been touched by the disease came up with a solution to keep people on the right track with treatment. A cell phone application remi...

Bloomberg

Paul Tullis

11 January 2018

Israel

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A company called Medial EarlySign is using machine learning to predict when a patient is at higher risk for having colon cancer. Results from a simple blood test are entered into a database that looks at several facto...

CNN

Matt McFarland

14 December 2017

Kearny, New Jersey, United States

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Oftentimes in farming, once farmers spot an issue with a crop, it is too late to save it. Artificial intelligence is changing that, starting with implementing the technology that is used to manage orchards into the pr...

The Guardian

Lucy Jolin

28 November 2017

England

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The healthcare world is highly innovative right now as it tries to make medicine more personalized and harnesses engineering. Hitachi is trying to aggregate data in order to prevent disease and help the healthcare sy...

How We Get to Next

Greg Noone

15 September 2017

Swaziland

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Mosquito transmitted diseases are only becoming more prevalent due to climate change, posing a global health risk. Various methods are being tested such as genetic modification and gene drives, Project DiSARM-uses tec...

Vox

Sean Illing

11 October 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Bruce Friedrich, the Executive Director of The Good Food Institute in Washington, DC, thinks that we're wasting resources raising animals for food products. He thinks the answer is creating a product that doesn't repl...

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