Dua ekor sapi ternak merumput di tanah publik dekat Gunung Steens, Oregon.
Memelihara ternak memiliki dampak yang jelas terhadap lingkungan, tetapi bertentangan dengan apa yang dikatakan banyak kritikus, Ternak bukan pendorong terbesar perubahan iklim.
Libraries subscribe digitally to academic journals – and are left with nothing in the stacks when the contract expires.
Digital publishing hasn't resulted in the free and open access to information many envisioned. Universities are increasingly fed up with a system they see as charging them for their own scholars' labor.
Cows at the University of California, Davis beef research facility. Photo credit:
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According to current regulations, animals that have been genetically edited, like pigs or cows, are considered drugs. What are the consequences of such rules on American livestock and agriculture?
Scientific testing has zeroed in on the advantages of a zebra’s striped coat.
How the zebra got its stripes is not only a just-so story, but an object of scientific inquiry. New research suggests that stripes help zebras evade biting flies and the deadly diseases they carry.
The cause of many inherited eye diseases are a mystery.
The causes of most inherited forms of blindness are unknown. Now more than 260 genes never before linked to eye development could lead to new therapies and diagnostics.
Brooklyn Brewery was sold to Kirin, Japan’s second-biggest brewer, in 2016.
The likes of AB InBev and MillerCoors have been trying to jump on the craft beer bandwagon by snapping up artisanal breweries. Do consumers care?
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La cría de ganado tiene un claro impacto en el medio ambiente pero, contrariamente a lo que muchos críticos dicen, no es la mayor culpable del cambio climático.
For centuries, Pulter’s manuscript lay untouched at the University of Leeds’ Brotherton Library.
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In a time when women were expected to be silent, no topic was off limits for Pulter, who penned verses about politics, science and loss. Her manuscript was just published in a free digital archive.
Morals and the markets can mix after all.
Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.
Lab-grown or cultured meat, when done at scale, will be an industrial process with significant energy requirements.
Despite many claims, nobody knows for sure how the environmental footprint of lab-grown meat compares to livestock. An animal scientist says the issue is not black and white.
The biggest U.S. oil company wants to pay every American a dividend.
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Exxon Mobil has a clear motive to back a new plan to tax carbon with its clout and money. And a carbon tax that is high enough to work might prove politically impossible to enact.
Cooling dairy cows with fans and misters at Pacheco Dairy in Kerman, Calif., during a heat wave in 2006.
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Dairy cows are sensitive to heat, so farmers cool them down with sprinklers and fans. Researchers are designing better, more efficient systems to keep cows comfortable through hot California summers.
Ce qui permet d’augmenter le bien-être des uns ne fonctionne pas forcément pour les autres.
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Le lien entre bien-être et personnalité est complexe, mais contrairement à ce que suggéraient les recherches précédentes, il ne suffit pas de se comporter de façon extravertie pour se sentir mieux.
The same interventions for happiness and well-being won’t work for everyone.
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Past studies have found acting extraverted can even make introverts happy. But a new study had the opposite findings.
DNA knot as seen under the electron microscope.
Mathematical models can describe the many shapes of DNA, as well as cellular processes like DNA replication.
You've heard of the genome, and possibly the proteome – all the proteins in the human body. But have you heard about the glycome – the collection of sugars – that may hold the key to diagnosing disease?
An immigrant child looks out from a U.S. Border Patrol bus.
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A 15-year-old fleeing violence in El Salvador came to the US in 1985. Her case set in motion a Supreme Court decision that would affect how authorities treat children in their custody for decades.
A mock-up of banned Muslim travellers’ passport placed outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
Friend or foe?
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In many US cities, ride-hailing apps are luring riders away from public transit and increasing traffic congestion. But with the right rules, they could enhance public transit instead.