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Objects of desire

November 23, 2020 8:35 pm Published by

In 2011, a replica of the sapphire and diamond ring Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day became a best seller in low-end high street stores in Brazil’s southeastern city of São Paulo

The promise of bioplastics

November 23, 2020 8:13 pm Published by

Despite the rising number of alternatives, potential substitutes for traditional fossil-fuel-based polymers still need to increase in scale

Edible insects

November 23, 2020 7:27 pm Published by

High in protein, crickets, mealworms, and ants are growing in popularity as an alternative food source, with Brazil taking its first steps into the market

Green stimulus

November 23, 2020 6:37 pm Published by

Sustainable technology incentives proposed for Brazilian industry could also have beneficial effects on economic growth, study says

A chance to be bold

November 23, 2020 6:17 pm Published by

Global initiative sets 10-year targets to stabilize biodiversity losses, and 30-year targets for reversing them

Beaches at risk of disappearing

November 23, 2020 5:28 pm Published by

Half of the planet's beaches could disappear by the end of the century due to rising sea levels and erosion caused by climate change

Gene therapy on the horizon

November 23, 2020 5:20 pm Published by

American biochemist Jennifer Doudna, from the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the best-known names behind the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique

Perfectly ripe fruit

November 23, 2020 5:08 pm Published by

A partnership between the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation and Siena Company has resulted in the development of a sensor that monitors the ripeness of fruit

Smoke at the top of the world

November 23, 2020 4:54 pm Published by

Since the eighteenth century, global industry has been leaving its mark at one of the highest points in the world: the Himalayas mountain range