Which genes are responsible for plant growth? How can they help crops cope with the effects of climate change? These are the questions Anika-Wiese Klinkenberg grapples with every day.
Genetically modified food has never enjoyed the best reputation. Such is the depth of opposition to GM, even ideas that seem to promise a better future have been viewed with the utmost suspicion.
The hectarage of genetically modified crops around the world went down for the first time in two decades, a new report says. People in African countries in particular seem newly wary of genetically manipulated seeds.
The European Parliament narrowly defeated a proposed ban on an additive that is considered to be key in industrial meats used to make doner kebabs.
What is creativity and where can it be found in the human brain? When is a person creative, when are they mad? Questions that are easy to ask but extremely hard to answer.
'Tis the season to be careful. From now until Christmas, Germans can get daily lessons on how to protect themselves online by opening the doors of a virtual Advent calendar provided by anti-surveillance advocates.
By 2030 the AIDS epidemic should be overcome – that's the goal of the United Nations. Already today 15 million patients have access to anti-retroviral drugs, which is something to celebrate on this World AIDS Day.
Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved despite the setback.
In 2017, eco@africa featured a host of eco heroes bringing solar power to their communities through innovative business ideas and inventions. Here are our top five solar solutions from Africa.
Join us in Nigeria, where entrepreneurs are making waves with solar clocks and green fashions. Plus: Making paper out of grass and how boosting businesses could help protect wildlife in Ethiopia.
A musician-marine biologist duo using film to inspire conservation have stumbled across some very unusual urban corals in Miami. Their discovery could expand our understanding of how reefs react to stress.
Republicans have revealed the final details of their tax overhaul bill, including corporate tax cuts promised by President Donald Trump. After winning over skeptics, the bill is on track to pass a vote next week.
The European Union has agreed to implement stricter rules on exchange platforms that deal with virtual currencies, including bitcoin. The measure is part of an effort to prevent terrorist financing and money laundering.
Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. But some experts say the US move could open the floodgates to a multi-speed internet in Europe.
The long-awaited Berlin (BER) airport is set to open in October 2020, bosses have announced. But after a series of delays, is this the beginning of the end, or merely the end of the beginning?
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