SEEDS

Conservation

Seed Vaults Can’t Save a Third of Critically Endangered Plants

A new study published Friday in Nature Plants showed that 36 percent of critically endangered plants produce recalcitrant seeds, which can’t be preserved.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.18
Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

What Is a Two-Factor Authentication Recovery Code?

Two-factor authentication is essential for good security on the internet. But if you don’t store your recovery codes, your security system may do more harm than good.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.17.18
the internet

Why Does This Photo of a Jar of Raspberry Jam Make Everyone So Uncomfortable?

Cursed image.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.8.18
crime

Woman Caught Trying to Sell $22,000 of Stolen Broccoli Seeds on Facebook

Not the smartest get-rich-quick scheme.
Dave Minsky
11.27.17
Butts

The Butt Nut: The Bootylicious Star of the Seychelles’ Ecosystem

From the rear, a coco de mer seed is the fruit equivalent of a belfie. Frontally, it’s a life-size replica of a woman’s reproductive region, including thigh tops, an exposed belly, and a pudendal cleft. It’s the Kim Kardashian of the plant kingdom.
Adam Gollner
7.19.17
agriculture

This Seed Sharing Network Was Designed Like a Dating Site

Will co-opting the appeal of online dating services be enough to secure crop diversity the world over?
Alex Swerdloff
5.7.17
Make this

This Seriously Delicious Homemade Granola Recipe Isn't Just for Hippies

With almonds, golden raisins, dates, pecans, seeds, and plenty of spices, we promise that this is the best granola you've ever tasted.
Munchies Staff
3.7.17
Science

Hacking Quinoa DNA Could Help Solve Our Food Security Crisis

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia say that by decoding the seed’s genome sequence, its DNA can be altered to significantly enhance yield.
Daisy Meager
2.9.17
Technology

This Giant Vertical Farming Robot Is Coming For Your Crops

It's designed to grow grains for livestock while saving farmers money on labor. But that means it's also coming for some human jobs.
Grennan Milliken
1.10.17
Science

Peru Keeps Thousands of Potato Seeds in an Earthquake-Proof Vault

Seed banks are often overlooked, but they’re an essential part of preserving food security.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.11.16
agriculture

All Aboard the Ship Sailing Near-Extinct Grains From Oslo to Istanbul

“We’re using the seeds as a way to talk about challenges within the food system,” says Amy Franceschini, one of the artists involved in the project.
Daisy Meager
10.27.16
Syria

How Scientists Are Ensuring Syria’s Seeds Survive War and Climate Change

Between climate change and war, Syrian agricultural history and diversity are under unprecedented threat. Here’s a glimpse into the ways that scientists are working around the clock to ensure that the country's seed diversity doesn’t get wiped out...
Emma Beals
8.24.16
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