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In the shadow of the crisis in Crimea, Ukrainian legislators are weighing a pair of science and education bills that...
Researchers dependent on government funding would face a flat future under the White House's $3.9 trillion budget...
Reservoirs of cells that harbor HIV DNA woven into human chromosomes have become the bane of researchers trying to cure...
Geochemists have now incorporated in their models some details of the way naturally acidic rainwater dissolves rock...
Schizophrenia is a devastating mental disorder that afflicts about 1% of the world's population at one time or another...
Surface tension is a force to be reckoned with, especially if you are small. It enables a water strider to skate along...
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A Bad Day for GM Crops—Germany Says No Thanks
15 April 2009 4:52 am
If Tuesday's report concluding that GM crops do not provide superior yields to normal crops wasn't discouraging enough to fans of the technology, Germany added insult to injury yesterday by becoming the sixth European Union country to ban the cultivation of a strain of GM maize because of environmental concerns. Spiegel provides the background on the decision, which runs counter to the E.U.'s own approval of the GM crop. Monsanto, the producer of the maize, is reportedly mulling a legal challenge to Germany's ban.