Interesting news stories

An interesting article on The Guardian:

Hibernating bears could hold key to long-distance space travel

Unlike what the title might suggest, scientists do not propose to put astronauts into hibernation, a common trope in science fiction (sleeper ships are a particular example). Instead the article focuses on the issue of bone degeneration and what we can learn from bears in dealing with bone degeneration as result of low gravity.

Another interesting article:

Farm-grown fish oil a step closer following GM crop trial

Over-fishing is a great problem and modifying plants to produce “fish oil” is an interesting alternative.

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