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Flower Power Exhibition
There are more than 400 000 species of flowers according to the latest estimate in 2010. The flowering plants are by far the largest category of plants on Earth and many groups remain to be assessed. New species continue to be discovered, but 22 % are already under threat of extinction. A world without flowers does not bear thinking about. That is why we have put together this virtual exhibition, to celebrate and propagate the magical power of flowers forever. Artworks by Rosemary Mason, Kathy Haffegee, Mae-Wan Ho and Li Poon
, 16th December 2014

Marked Deterioration of Public Health Parallels Increase in GM Crops and Glyphosate Use, US Government Data Show
The steep rise in incidence of 22 chronic diseases in the US correlates strongly with the increase in GM crops and the application of glyphosate-based herbicides
Prof Peter Saunders, 10th December 2014

Homage to Black 3, Expressions in Chinese Ink
This collection completes the Homage to Black series. It is a selection from paintings done during two periods, April-June and October-December 2014, while feeling bereft over the death of two old friends. Emilio Del Giudice and Nick Furbank were fonts of inspiration in complementary spheres of science and the humanities that had made my life complete, and irreplaceable in my heart and mind.
, 8th December 2014

Homeopathy for the Masses
Homeopathy can be mainstreamed as the most affordable, efficacious, and safe public health provider through a standardized and specific therapeutic approach that can deal effectively with all diseases including cancers and opens the door to controlled clinical trials and scientific investigations
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 3rd December 2014

Feeding China with Sea-rice 86
Overnight China has turned from an exporter of grains to a major importer, can the world feed China? Solutions are at hand with a new cultivar of rice that thrives on seawater
Prof Li Kangmin, 1st December 2014

Can the US-China Agreement Save the Climate?
It reflects rapid gains in renewables and associated energy storage technologies on the ground, and may well accelerate the shift in the world's energy landscape towards a predominance of renewables
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 27th November 2014

Distributed Grid Energy Storage Comes of Age with Renewables
Distributed energy storage is becoming a new grid asset as ideal companion to renewables, offering demand response, flexibility, energy efficiency, stability and resilience of supply, replacing costly ‘peaking’ power plants and other conventional infrastructure requirements
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 25th November 2014

Support Séralini Team for New GMO and Pesticide Risk Research
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