Using synthetic genes, researchers at Stanford have been able to modify the root structures of plants. Their work could make crops more efficient at gathering nutrients and water, and more resilient to increasing pressures from climate change.
In this explainer, Stanford scholar Oriana Skylar Mastro offers a brief history of the China and Taiwan dispute, the evolution of U.S. diplomacy in the region, and what signal Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit sends.
The monkeypox virus is normally endemic to Africa but has recently been found on other continents. It spreads through prolonged, direct contact with infected people or their bedding, clothing, and towels.