Genetic engineering

Frankenfood Comes Alive

Photo based on "4 tomates en formes fractales" by Copyleft, CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Eye from "Frog eye closeup" by Ren West - Licensed under CC-BY-2.0,/a> via Wikimedia Commons.

Environmentalists have long been concerned about genetically engineered food, sometimes called “Frankenfoods.” Genetically modified corn, soybeans, and cotton are among the most common GM plants, but until now, the resemblance to “Frankenstein’s Monster” has been conceptual rather than literal: GM foods have behaved themselves, and shown no tendency to start moving on their own. Tuesday […]

Direct Cloud Seeding

A Picture of Lettuce in the Clouds.

Old fashioned cloud seeding worked by bringing the water from the cloud down to the ground in the form of rain, hail, or, in at least one notable instance, milk. The plants, however, were stuck in the dirt the old fashioned way. A new technique elements that old-fashioned two-step process. Rather than planting tomatoes and […]