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Fields of plenty

Monday, 15 April 2013 - 2 comments

It’s 2063, and life is good. Technology has given Indian farmer Prabhjit Kumar the tools and seeds she needs to feed her family. But can the dream of sustainably feeding the world’s nine billion other mouths be fulfilled?

2063 intro

Visions of hope

Friday, 12 April 2013

Over the next 50 years, humanity will experience change at an unprecedented pace. What lies ahead? And can science save us from catastrophe during what Sir Martin Rees has dubbed ‘our final century’?


Oceans: the real final frontier

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 - 1 comment

Tapping into our ocean wealth could not only change the face of food production for growing populations – it could also open up a new world of discovery.

The coming famine_COSMOS science magazine

The coming famine

Wednesday, 4 June 2008 - 12 comments

What’s even scarier than global warming? Julian Cribb argues that feeding the global appetite in an overpopulated, affluent and resource-scarce world could be the scientific challenge of the era.


Is humanity suicidal?

Sunday, 13 May 2007 - 22 comments

Is humanity suicidal? Eminent U.S. zoologist and author, E.O. Wilson, first asked himself that question more than a decade ago. And today?

DNA confirms Aboriginal Australian origins_COSMOS science magazine

DNA confirms Aboriginal Australian origins

Tuesday, 8 May 2007 - 28 comments

Aboriginal Australians descend from the same lineage as the first modern humans to migrate from Africa, DNA analysis has confirmed.

Ancient “apartheid” the secret to Anglo-Saxon domination

Wednesday, 19 July 2006

PARIS, 19 July 2006 – The Anglo-Saxons who conquered England in the fifth century set up a system of apartheid that enabled them to master and outbreed the native British majority, according to gene research published today.


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