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Elena and her husband are shepherds. Their herd of 400 free-roaming goats were bred over generations to make the most of the patchwork of woodlands and pastures that cover their local mountain range in central Spain. This type of farming produces some of the most sustainable meat and dairy that money can buy. They use little feed and fertilisers and the goats maintain biodiversity-rich grasslands through grazing. Even so, eking out a livelihood here is becoming increasingly difficult. Across Spain, local butchers and cheesemakers have closed down, rigid food standards prevent farmers from…
Freie Universität Berlin’s Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy Rising Star Fellowship Program is open to researchers who have completed a doctoral degree within the last four years. Applicants cannot be alumni of Freie Universität Berlin or have been employed at one of the university’s departments or institutes. The fellowship’s monthly stipend amounts to 2,500 euros for two years. It also includes supplementary funds for travel expenses, family members, and research costs. Applications are due by November 30, 2021, and must be submitted via email. Selection is expected to take place…
Owing to government mandates and subsidies, electric cars have become popular, and as long as European consumers pretend the electricity to power them does not come from fossil fuels we can feel like we are helping the environment. No one can ignore the environmental apocalypse of the batteries, though.  EU demanding 30,000,000 electric cars by 2030 is a disaster for batteries in landfills because battery recycling uses smelting, which loses so much lithium and other raw materials while requiring so much energy to get even that it is an environmental negative.  Advanced processes can…

Agriculture

Farmers from Europe to South America have one large, fragile asset more important than all others. Their land. Specifically, a thin layer of topsoil that can readily wash away or be depleted.

Chemistry

The coronavirus pandemic has now spread to every country in Africa, hitting a continent already reeling from the worst plague of Desert

Culture

Marie Stopes opened Britain’s first clinic offering birth control advice to married women. Born in Edinburgh in 1880, Stopes was an author, women’s rights campaigner and trained paleobotanist.

Biology

Freie Universität Berlin’s Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy Rising Star Fellowship Program is open to researchers who have completed a doctoral degree within the last four years.

Physics

W bosons, elementary particles that carry the weak force, one of the four fundamental forces.

Environment

A stark warning about the kind of summer that could become routine in the UK by the end of this century has been issued in a new study by the country’s Met Office.

Space

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Energy

Forced contraception in exchange for aid is the solution. The problem is that there are too many of us. COVID-19 is nature’s way of dealing with the situation.