How California Companies are Leading the Effort to Save the World with Microbes

Synbio startups like NovoNutrients are developing novel products to help feed the world and stop climate change. (Sign up for the California Science Weekly newsletter, delivered fresh to your inbox every Friday) Overfishing is arguably one of the most significant threats to the human food supply on the planet. Approximately three billion people in the …

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Mountain lions could disappear by 2050, Hydraulic mining’s destructive power, an ode to Yosemite’s Lyell glacier, Descanso Gardens’ dinosaur era plants, More mosquitos, LAFD drones

CalTech’s famous fly lab, Saving California’s rare fruit, Atomic microscope, Winter snowfall earthquakes, Brain enhancement drugs, Mars copter

Exploring the ocean’s deepest depths, Cabo Pulmo, Great white shark genome, collapsing bluff, and thwarting cactus thieves

Brave new efforts to explore the ocean’s depths Only three people have ever been to the bottom of the ocean, and none of them were there for very long. In 1960, Swiss explorer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy lieutenant Don Walsh rode in the bathyscaphe Trieste to the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the …

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Sea of Shadows, Drones on the vine, landslide science, let’s talk earthquakes, Walter Munk.

Sea of Shadows takes on poaching in the Sea of Cortez One of the best documentary films at Sundance this year was the conservation epic Sea of Shadows, about poaching in the Sea of Cortez. Directed by Richard Ladkani (who also directed Ivory Game, about elephant poaching), and executive produced by Leonardo DeCaprio.   The film follows Mexican …

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