The Chinese government has made an investment in BGI Genomics Co., a listed Chinese company that has supplied millions of COVID-19 tests globally as the gene firm seeks to fund exponential growth driven by the pandemic.
Chinese state fund invests in gene firm BGI
Home gardens are by far the biggest source of food for pollinating insects, including bees and wasps, in cities and towns, according to new research.
Pioneering research reveals gardens are secret powerhouse for pollinators
They contaminate the air we breathe, tea we sip, water we drink, and food we eat. They're strewn across the deepest ocean trenches and the highest mountains. They're in fish, insects, whales, corals, and our own poo. They're even showing up in human placentas.
We need urgent research to know what microplastics are doing to us. Here's why
The technology demonstration has phoned home from where it is attached to the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover.
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter reports in from Mars
The UN educational and cultural agency, UNESCO, encouraged people everywhere to celebrate the world’s diversity by supporting multilingualism at school and in everyday life: The theme for International Mother Language Day, observed on Sunday.
UNESCO: 40 percent of world's inhabitants have no access to education in language they speak
The UN Security Council is to gather world leaders for a virtual summit to discuss the impact of global warming on world peace, an issue that divides its 15 members.
UN Security Council to hold summit on climate change impact on world peace
The US Northwestern University synthetic biologist Joshua Leonard used to build devices when he was a child using electronic kits. Now he and his team have developed a design-driven process that uses parts from a very different kind of toolkit to build complex genetic circuits for cellular engineering.
New technology enables predictive design of engineered human cells
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the successful cloning of a black-footed ferret – the first time an endangered US animal has been cloned.
Scientists unveil first clone of endangered black-footed ferret

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