Why patents are being taken out on human biology and animal species
By: Terrence Aym
A disturbing number of lifeforms—including organisms that have symbiotic relationships with the human body, and human genetic variable codes as well—are being patented. Some see this 'biotech gold rush' to patent life as highly questionable, perhaps unethical.Testbiotech, a scientific watchdog group, has...
By: Amelia Emery
The blue spruce, also commonly known as the Colorado blue spruce, is a popular coniferous evergreen tree known for its powder blue needles. Known scientifically as Picea pungens, the blue spruce is native to North America and is found growing in the south and central...
Futurist: Biotech will create 'new human race'
By: Terrence Aym
Is the ultimate biotech goal to create a new human race? Some say yes.One who believes the future of Mankind will be shaped in the image of the gods is Juan Enriquez, the managing director of Excel Venture Management, a firm that invests venture...
Plant profiles: Holly
By: Rex Trulove
Holly is a beautiful plant that is used for landscaping and often featured in Christmas decorations in America and in other places. It isn't difficult to grow or to find, which adds to its popularity. It has been used for decorations since Roman times. The...
Evolution and how it affects humans
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution affects all organisms, of course. The major way in which it affects human beings differently from all other animals is that only humans can not accept the truth that they simply “are.” Although no one seems to care much, and most will...
By: Andy Orrell
Rainbow Crabs are extremely bright and colorful animals that many people see as making ideal pets. The crabs usually have a bright blue/violet carapace and red/orange legs. The animals are brightest in their youth as you tend to find that the colors can start to...
By: Amelia Emery
Holly is a beautiful evergreen plant that can grow as a shrub or tree. Native to Europe and Asia and known scientifically as Ilex aquifolium, holly (also known as English holly) is primarily grown as an ornamental plant in gardens for its leaves and berries...
By: Janet Grischy
The Mexican pinyon is a smallish, slow growing, usually 20 to 30 foot tree that is conical in youth, but develops a rounded crown in maturity. The sweeping branches tend to shade the trunk all the way down to the ground. It thrives in semi-arid...
Tree profiles: Shore pine tree
By: Richard Lindsay
Shore pines are evergreen trees that are native to the coasts of the state of Washington. They grow in the wild in windy locations and in good and poor soils. They are excellent for using in yards as wind breaks and for low level shade...
By: Denise Calaman
The eastern redbud, or redbud maple (cercis Canadensis), also known as the spicewood tree, is a small, fairly common tree found growing wild or used in landscaping in the eastern United States. Its native range is from southern Ontario and New York, south all the...

 

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