The Battle for Biodiversity: Monsanto and Farmers Clash - Anna Lappé - Life Does genetic modification lead to more and better crops? Or will it destroy the foundations of our food systems? French farmers and activists reap what they called an "illegal" plot of genetically modified rapeseed developed by the agribusiness company Monsanto. Robert Pratta/Reuters Two weeks ago, Monsanto announced the latest genetically engineered crop it hopes to bring to market: a soybean rejiggered to resist the herbicide dicamba.
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Time is running out for NASA's stuck Mars rover Spirit as engineers prepare to make their final attempts to rescue the hard-luck robot from its Martian sand trap. Spirit spun its wheels extremely slowly Tuesday in yet another attempt to extricate itself from the wheel-deep sand it has been stuck in since May 2009. Engineers are studying the results of that drive to decide which of the few remaining options to try next. So far, nothing NASA has tried has worked to free Spirit. For stuck Mars rover, time is running out - LiveScience- msnbc.c
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SExpand At first glance, I thought Mathmos has released a new mood light, but that glowing blue image is actually of Saturn, captured by the Hubble telescope. It's a very rare photo, as both poles and rings are visible. You actually just make out the Northern Lights-like aurorae on both poles, which is apparently caused by solar wind from the sun mixing up with molecules. Sadly, this is the only chance you'll get at having Saturn's aurorae as your desktop wallpaper, as the angle from which they can be viewed at is only possible twice every 30 years, and the Hubble telescope will no longer be used when the next opportunity comes along. I feel pretty sad about that, but not as sad as I was when reading xkcd's biography on the life of the Mars Spirit Rover. Rare Photos of Saturn's Aurorae Captured For The Last Time By Hu
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