Unknown bacteria found living on the International Space Station

The discovery could help astronauts find better ways to grow food in space.

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  • The bacteria were collected as part of a surveillance program that tasks astronauts with regularly collecting samples from eight sites aboard the International Space Station.
  • The bacteria discovered on the space station belong to a family of bacteria that helps plants grow and blocks pathogens.
  • Finding sustainable ways to grow food is critical to any long-term space mission.
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Nature-based Solutions (NbS) won't save the planet

Their success is based on us adopting a plant-based diet, too.

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Natural ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands and oceans, do a pretty good job of storing carbon and supporting biodiversity.

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Harvard study finds perfect blend of fruits and vegetables to lower risk of death

Eating veggies is good for you. Now we can stop debating how much we should eat.

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  • A massive new study confirms that five servings of fruit and veggies a day can lower the risk of death.
  • The maximum benefit is found at two servings of fruit and three of veggies—anything more offers no extra benefit according to the researchers.
  • Not all fruits and veggies are equal. Leafy greens are better for you than starchy corn and potatoes.
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Become a master mixologist with this $30 course

Learn to whip up some of the most popular cocktails — from classic mojitos to white chocolate and coconut martinis.

  • With bars and restaurants at limited capacity, people have become their own bartenders from home.
  • Mixing delicious cocktails doesn't always come naturally; it's a learned skill.
  • From gin to tequila, this online course collection offers tips and tricks that lay out the fundamentals of pro bartending.
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  • In Pinduoduo's Smart Agriculture Competition, four technology teams competed with traditional farmers over four months to grow strawberries.
  • Data analysis, intelligent sensors and greenhouse automation helped the scientists win.
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as AI are forecast to deliver huge productivity gains – but need the right governance, according to the Global Technology Governance Report 2021.
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