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Sayer Ji – How The Microbiome Make Us “Supra Human”

Once considered the cause of most disease, “germs” are now increasingly being recognized as essential to our survival and well-being by extending our genetic capabilities with “supra human” powers. A groundbreaking study published in the journal Nature titled, “Transfer of carbohydrate-active enzymes from marine bacteria to Japanese gut microbiota,” adds to a growing body of microbiome research challenging the prevailinggenome-centric …

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Wild bee decline threatens US crop production

A new study of wild bees identifies 139 counties in key agricultural regions of California, the Pacific Northwest, the upper Midwest and Great Plains, west Texas, and the southern Mississippi River valley that have the most worrisome mismatch between falling wild bee supply and rising crop pollination demand. The study and map were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy …

Scientists mystified by unusual strandings of large sea creatures on West Coast

Beach mystery: Another dead whale washes up in Pacifica — For the second time in three weeks, a dead whale has washed up on [the same beach]… “Something’s going on with nature,” said Ralph Clement… “This is kind of eerie. What are the odds of two whales in the same place? It has to mean something.”… “This is just not supposed …