Inside the quest to save the banana from extinction — Quartz


via Inside the quest to save the banana from extinction — Quartz Panama disease, an infection that ravages banana plants, has been sweeping across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. The impact has been devastating. In the Philippines alone, losses have totaled $400 million. And the disease threatens not only the livelihoods of everyone in this $44 billion industry but also … Continue reading Inside the quest to save the banana from extinction — Quartz

BBC – Future – Why ‘plant blindness’ matters — and what you can do about it


via BBC - Future - Why 'plant blindness' matters — and what you can do about it   What is the last animal you saw? Can you remember its colour, size and shape? Could you easily distinguish it from other animals? Now, how about the last plant you saw? If your mental images of animals … Continue reading BBC – Future – Why ‘plant blindness’ matters — and what you can do about it

Inc . 42 . Newsletter for Startpreneurs


Today's Top Story UPI Digital Payments Cross $20 Bn But Transactions Fall The digital payments industry in India continues to cross its growth targets month-by-month. In April 2019, the government-owned Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has recorded 781.79 Mn transactions with a total worth $20.42 Bn (INR 1,42,034.39 Cr). More Stories To Fend Of Reliance, Flipkart … Continue reading Inc . 42 . Newsletter for Startpreneurs

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= Did you know... ... that today is National Mother Goose Day? Observed each year on May 1, this day honors Mother Goose, the imaginary author of a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes loved by all. In honor of Mother Goose Day, revisit those wonderful childhood stories! ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "It is … Continue reading Did you know…

Via : PNUTS: In a Nutshell


Akihito Jumpstarts A New Era In Japan: On Tuesday Japan’s Emperor Akihito, 85, abdicated the Chrysanthemum Throne, something a Japanese monarch hadn’t done in over 200 years. The last emperor to abdicate was Kokaku in 1817. Akihito’s eldest son, 59-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, will officially assume the symbolic role and sacred imperial regalia in a ceremony Wednesday … Continue reading Via : PNUTS: In a Nutshell

‘Biodegradable’ plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea | Environment | The Guardian


via 'Biodegradable' plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea | Environment | The Guardian   'Biodegradable' plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea Study found bags were still able to carry shopping despite environmental claims Sandra Laville Mon 29 Apr 2019 06.00 BSTLast modified on Mon 29 Apr 2019 11.36 BST Shares 6,453  A plastic … Continue reading ‘Biodegradable’ plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea | Environment | The Guardian

Why It’s So Hard to Study the Toxic Dust Blowing From Earth’s Youngest Desert – Atlas Obscura


via Why It's So Hard to Study the Toxic Dust Blowing From Earth's Youngest Desert - Atlas Obscura   Two fishing vessels nestled in the sands near the former seaport city of Moynaq, Uzbekistan. ARIAN ZWEGERS/CC BY 2.0 ALONG THE BORDER BETWEEN UZBEKISTAN and Kazakhstan, a fleet of rusted ships sits trapped. This was once the world’s fourth largest inland body … Continue reading Why It’s So Hard to Study the Toxic Dust Blowing From Earth’s Youngest Desert – Atlas Obscura

IFTF: Signaling Work and Learning Readiness in 2030: The Future of Assessment


via IFTF: Signaling Work and Learning Readiness in 2030: The Future of Assessment Signaling Work and Learning Readiness in 2030: The Future of Assessment APR 16, 2019 By Sara Skvirsky A Summary of the Colloquium On February 19-20, Institute for the Future partnered with Lumina Foundation to assemble a colloquium of educators, entrepreneurs, and philanthropic leaders to re-envision the ways that … Continue reading IFTF: Signaling Work and Learning Readiness in 2030: The Future of Assessment

IFTF: Journalism and False Information


via IFTF: Journalism and False Information The following summary and briefs were conducted by the IFTF Digital Intelligence Lab and made possible by a grant from the New Venture Fund to survey leading journalists and experts to ascertain the impact of false information on the information ecosystem and the production of news. Following the 2016 election, the field of … Continue reading IFTF: Journalism and False Information

via Futurism Newsletter


GAS UP / BY KRISTIN HOUSER This Startup's Making Tech to Convert Air Pollution Into Gasoline A Silicon Valley entrepreneur thinks there’s still a place for gasoline in the future — we just need to source it from the air instead of the ground. The startup Prometheus is developing a machine that pulls carbon out … Continue reading via Futurism Newsletter

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Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of the Stratosphere Tower? In 1996, the Stratosphere Tower opened in Las Vegas, Nevada. At 1,149 feet, it is the tallest free-standing observation tower in America. It also has the world's highest wedding chapel, a spinning cafe, and plenty of casino action. Voted “Best Place to … Continue reading Did you know…

Ethical Alliance Daily Newsletter


Ethical Alliance Daily News  Switzerland: Swiss Investigating Oil Trader Gunvor for Foreign Bribery Apr 30, 2019 08:00 pm Switzerland’s Attorney General said it is investigating Gunvor Group Ltd. on “suspicion of bribery of foreign public officials” in the Republic of Congo, underscoring the energy traders’ legal troubles in the long-running case. The top Swiss prosecutor … Continue reading Ethical Alliance Daily Newsletter