What can change public opinion of GMO?

July 16, 2013 // 4 Comments

By: Anders Ekergård Facebook The issue of tomorrow’s food is more than GM crops, for example are insects often described as an environment-friendly source of protein. However currently I am more interested in GM crops. I’m an undergraduate, I don’t have all answers, I may not be totally qualified to explain how double-stranded RNA is used in some GM crops. But it’s interesting. It fascinates me that we at school were taught that RNA is single-stranded, only to later myself [...]

How genetically modified rice could save the world

July 4, 2013 // 4 Comments

By: Anders Ekergård Short, if I Myers can make posts about his carnivorous plants, I think I can share my experiment with hydroponics and unusual leafy vegetables before I move on to the main topic. The smaller plant is purslane and the leaf in the foreground belongs to shiso *. It’s really interesting, hydroponics is growing without soil, and the experiment was inspired by the book The taste of tomorrow by Josh Schonwald, both crops are mentioned in the book. I’m curious about [...]

Heidi Stevenson Update

May 6, 2013 // 2 Comments

Heidi Stevenson has shown her self to be like every other bullshit spewing, anti-vaccination moron on the internet by not been able to stand up to the basic amount of criticism. I posted a comment with a link to my article on her post last night and by this morning it had been removed. Not only was my comment removed but I was also banned from commenting on her post in the future. If you have to silence people to protect your “truth” about vaccinations then it was never the truth in [...]

Truther – Troll Accounts and Despicable Comments

March 5, 2013 // 3 Comments

Apparently on the internet it is ok to make multiple YouTube accounts and post the most despicable comments. The channels below are just a few of the ones I have found made by the same Irish guy. He is also responsible for one of the most disgusting comments I have ever seen. “i’m sorry you werent on that bus that got blown up in [...]

Truther – Among the Truthers

February 7, 2013 // 8 Comments

UPDATE – Unfortunately the project has been cancelled due to people dropping out :(   I am currently at the beginning of a yearlong project to find out more about British conspiracy theorists, a group of people I did not know existed until recently. I discovered that there are groups all over the UK who regularly meet up. I decided that I would attend one of these meetings in Manchester to try and learn more about the movement, what they stand for and what they hope to achieve. Like [...]

The curious case of Dr. Pettenkofer

October 29, 2012 // 2 Comments

By: James Gurney I want you to come back in time with me to the end of the 19th century. Science was becoming increasingly important in people’s daily lives and it had a lot to say about almost every aspect of life. Cities had grown massively in the past 100 years thanks to the products of the industrial revolution, which were fueled by the application of science. Cogs and belts whizzed and steel lurched to preform the work of a 1000 horses. But something else lurks in the shadows; there are [...]

My banter with a pathogen

September 30, 2012 // 5 Comments

By: James Gurney There are trillions of bacteria on and in your body right now and they’re talking to each other… about you. A statement that said on a park bench or in the pub might be passed off as madness or at least make you want to switch seats, but in the lab, it is serious research. Life relies on communication. Bird songs, for example, may be pleasurable to our ears but the birds do not call for us. You’d be forgiven for thinking that social lives are the domain of animals and [...]
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