"Doomsday Seed Vault" in the Arctic - Global... →
meanderingwind: Excerpt… Anytime Bill Gates, the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto and Syngenta get together on a common project, it’s worth digging a bit deeper behind the rocks on Spitsbergen. When we do we find some fascinating things. The first notable point is who is sponsoring the doomsday seed vault. Here joining the Norwegians are, as noted, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the...
DNA extracted from 2,000-year-old plants recovered... →
gardant: Carrots, parsley and wild onions were among the samples preserved in clay pills on board the merchant trading vessel that sank around 120 BC. It’s believed the plants were used by doctors to treat intestinal disorders among the ship’s crew. Such remedies are described in ancient Greek texts, but this is the first time the medicines themselves have been discovered.
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