Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

delivery

NAPA heroes donate supplies to community

NAPA AUTO PARTS stores can always be counted on to support their communities during a crisis. Today, as hospitals and health care organizations across the country struggle with the coronavirus pandemic NAPA stores and AutoCare Centers are once again stepping…

Why the indoor farming movement is taking off

As the world emerges from a pandemic that has kept about one in five people in their homes for weeks, it’s little surprise that the idea of indoor farming is gaining traction. After all, we’ve had a lot of time…

Uncategorized

Scientists inject proteins into eukaryontic cells

When bacteria such as Salmonella or Yersinia cause fever, diarrhea or abdominal pain, tiny “injection needles” are at work: their type 3 secretion system, or T3SS for short, shoots bacterial virulence proteins directly into the eukaryotic host cells. Researchers have thought of using bacterial injection devices to introduce proteins into eukaryotic cells. A research team has now succeeded in controlling the injection system optogenetically, i.e. with light. In the future this will enable to use the system in biotechnological or medical applications.

Pandemic forces Canada to send giant pandas back to China

If there’s one thing giant pandas can’t live without, it’s bamboo. These burly bears munch through anywhere from 20 to 40 pounds of it a day, with some scarfing down 80 pounds in that window. And in the wild, giant…

20 miles of Seattle streets will soon close permanently to most cars

Seattle, a city well-known for its embrace of sustainable transportation initiatives, is moving to permanently close 20 miles of streets to nonessential traffic. The move, expected to take effect at the end of May, is the next phase for neighborhood…

Ford, Rivian, Others Scrap E-Vehicle Plans Amid Pandemic

The economic and logistical toll of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the rollout of several electric vehicle models, and even canceling one project. Driving the news: Ford and the EV startup Rivian just scrapped plans to jointly develop a vehicle…