Agriculture Apps Can Help Millions of Poor Farmers

Agriculture Apps Can Help Millions of Poor Farmers

Solving a big challenge for social good is a fine description for a social enterprise called Ricult. It’s operated the last two years helping thousands of small farmers in the developing country Pakistan through a mobile platform. From a digital phone, farmers can...
Mend Broken Bones with 3D Printer and Stem Cells

Mend Broken Bones with 3D Printer and Stem Cells

A scientist at the University of Arizona is investigating ways to mend broken bones using 3D printing and adult stem cells. The research is geared toward helping veterans who suffer combat injuries, which can lead to prolonged ailments and bone defects. “At this time,...
Fountain of Youth? Maybe – Thanks to Our Bones

Fountain of Youth? Maybe – Thanks to Our Bones

Could a hormone produced by our bones lead to the Fountain of Youth? When we exercise, our bones produce a hormone called osteocalcin that increases muscle performance, according to a study publishing June 14 in a Cell Metabolism special issue on ageing. Osteocalcin...
Save the Ugly Produce and Feed Millions!

Save the Ugly Produce and Feed Millions!

Ugly fruits and vegetables rarely get eaten – only the pretty ones make it to the market. The Environmental Protection Agency states 20 billion pounds of produce go to waste EACH YEAR due to surplus or just being plain unattractive. In fact, more food reaches...
Breakthrough: Coral Now Growing 40x’s Faster

Breakthrough: Coral Now Growing 40x’s Faster

The earth still has around 74% of our coral reefs left. The continuously growing human population, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, unethical fishing methods, water pollution, sedimentation and other human activities are destroying the marine environment quickly....