Scientists have found a way to pull water from the air using only energy from the sun

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. New Technology Brings Star Wars–Style Desert Moisture Farming a Step Closer Luke Skywalker wasn’t just a farmer. In the original 1977 Star Wars film, the lead character was desperate to leave his home planet of Tatooine, where his family […]

Senators Speak Out Against Bayer-Monsanto Merger

At a Senate panel hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed his concerns about the implications for U.S. farmers that the proposed $66 billion merger of German medicine and farm-chemical maker Bayer with the American seed and weed-killer […]