Spider silk made by photosynthetic bacteria

Spiders produce amazingly strong and lightweight threads called draglines that are made from silk proteins. Although they can be used to manufacture a number of useful materials, getting enough of the protein is difficult ...

Even during lockdown, California moves to decarbonize trucking

America's current catastrophes of disease, racist policing, and economic disorder dominate our lives and politics, but crisis creates opportunity and the optimist in me sees signs of hope. The protests against racism are ...

Get your hands dirty for health

Billions of people using the Earth's resources and changing or destroying ecosystems are not only creating the global environmental and climate crisis, but also compromising human health and long-term survival of our species, ...

Water hyacinth pest chokes Iraq's vital waterways

The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking—but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq, celebrated as the "land of the two rivers".

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