An international team of scientists has cracked the genetic code of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor, an achievement which should help breeders identify the genes needed to develop tastier and more nutritious varieties.
Five of the biggest names in American business have formed a group to accelerate the development and use of plant-based plastic.
Coca-Cola Co, Ford Motor Co, H.J. Heinz Co, Nike Inc and Procter & Gamble Co said they are committed to advancing research and development to support a commercially viable, sustainably sourced plastic made entirely from plant materials, while reducing the use of fossil fuels.
June 5 transit of venus lasted 6 hours. The next pair of transits will occur on 2117, and 2125.
A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth (or another planet), becoming visible agains the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours. A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon. While the diameter of Venus is more than 3 times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from Earth.
Noninvasive Whole-Genome Sequencing of a Human Fetus
Researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, lead by Dr. Jay Shendure, published a study in Science Translational Medicine where they sequenced the entire genome of a fetus just with DNA obtained from the mother’s blood. This accomplishment is a huge leap forward for non-invasive prenatal genetic testing.
Music: Bombs Away - B.o.B. ft. Morgan Freeman from Strange Clouds
[Intro: Morgan Freeman] As the war between light and darkness continues Heroes and villains become harder to identify Kindred spirits separated at birth Fighting for their place in time to be solidified The clock ticks faster and faster While time runs a marathon in this babylon But see, the end is only the beginning The beginning of the calm before the storm
[Verse 1: B.o.B] I used to dream of success, now success is inadequate It seems the bigger I get, it’s the more they get mad at me Cause it ain’t no rules inside this fight that we battlin’ And it ain’t no leftover scraps, you only eat if you capture it And I swear it’s like a fucked up reality But creation needs a devil, the devil needs an advocate, I guess And I ain’t too big on duality, but You think you know me? You ain’t seen the half of me So fly, no gravity So high, Mount Everest And the show must go on, yes But I don’t have to act in it And they don’t make a television that handles the frequencies of my channel And there ain’t no computer that can hack it It just don’t have the capacity Hell naw that ain’t happenin’ You hustle? Well we are Grand Hustle, nigga we mastered it Y’all workin’ on your bachelors, we ball like the athletes Drink wine out of chalices on Sunday like we Catholics And if this is an embassy, consider me ambassador Official, no artificial preservatives or additives I love it all, but I ain’t attached to it They call this a game because it is exactly
[Hook x2: B.o.B] Whenever I wake up, I get this feeling That I can’t wait up, cause time is ticking Bombs away (Bombs away)
[Outro: Morgan Freeman] As the mask of deception falls off the face of humanity Unveiling the grim reality of duality In which everyone is a casualty, no one will be exempt Truth has many shades It’s not a matter of black and white, but gray Although many, we are one, so in the final analysis Could it be that we are fighting a war that can’t be won?