The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a square foot of surface on which to stand. It cannot be seen from space, as is often claimed. The […]Read More
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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the UK Met Office, and other groups that monitor the planet’s thermostat, 2017 was by far the warmest year to occur without an El Niño event, which can boost ocean and air temperatures and was partly responsible for propelling 2016 to the top spot on the […]Read More
By Staff | January 11, 2018 | Category Science!
In the early 2000s, a deadly gut infection began to surge. After decades of lurking in intestines and hospitals—more opportunistic nuisance than lethal threat—the bacterium Clostridium difficile abruptly exploded, spreading rapidly and causing more severe diarrheal disease than ever before. By 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that C. diff infected nearly […]Read More
The Scientific Creation of a Fully Synthetic Living Organism Delving into the depths of newly published science in the field of biotechnology, welcome to Bioscription. Progress continues on the Synthetic Yeast Project, an international scientific initiative that aims to build a yeast genome out of completely synthetic chromosomes. The latest update involves seven papers published […]Read More
Creating An Artificial Embryo Using Genetically Modified Stem Cells Delving into the depths of newly published science in the field of biotechnology, welcome to Bioscription. Cloning is a difficult process. Even with modern technologies, the best we can do is generate matching organs from a person’s stem cells, but this itself is still tricky to […]Read More