Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

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'Catalyst' (US 2014): Book Excerpt
Catalyst book cover, genetic engineering
February 26th, 2015
Excerpt from the sci-fi novel "Catalyst" (Penguin/Kathy Dawson Books, 2015).
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Beach Microbes Starving Baby Sea Turtles of Oxygen
Baby sea turtle, beach microbes
February 26th, 2015
These endangered sea turtles are facing a new threat: sand microbes encouraged by the decomposing eggs.
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Apple to Wal-Mart, Big Biz is Betting on Green Energy (Op-Ed)
green energy, alternative energy sources, energy saving tips
February 25th, 2015
Huge companies including Apple, Wal-Mart and Ikea have spent big bucks on green energy — why are so many governments lagging behind?
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Designer Superbabies Could Rewrite Human Reproduction (Op-Ed)
culture, discrimination, health
February 26th, 2015
If designer babies ar eon the horizon, are designer superbabies next?
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Let's Call It: The Planet's Warmer (Op-Ed)
climate change, global warming, average temperatures, above average temperatures
February 26th, 2015
If you’re younger than 30, you’ve never experienced a month in which the average surface temperature of the Earth was below average.
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U.S. 'Pet' Tiger Trade Puts Big Cats at Great Risk (Op-Ed)
tigers, fun animal facts
February 25th, 2015
Tigers make lousy house pets, and outside of accredited zoos, they are at high risk of abuse — or worse.
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Arms, Cells … Faces? How 3D Printing is Reconstructing Medicine (Gallery)
Captain America fan with prosthetic
February 24th, 2015
If 3D printed organs and prosthetics weren't already cool, now Marvel is on board.
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Want to Cut Your Cancer Risk? Lose That Weight (Op-Ed)
An overweight person's midsection
February 26th, 2015
Obesity and heart disease are well known, but now doctors can link excess weight to many cancers.
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Plant Plastics Seed New Tech, from Miatas to Tea Bags
plastic waste, new plastics
February 26th, 2015
Plastic doesn't grow on trees . . . or does it?
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Drop Sugar for Lent? Here's How Your Brain's (Not) Coping
Candy-covered lips, sugar addiction, sugar withdrawal symptoms
February 25th, 2015
If you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days.
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