Genetically Modifying Algae into Lipid Megaproducers: Sheridan College Students Advance to National Foundation’s Innovation Challenge

[USA] Revving up the genetic horsepower of algae to gush lipids for use as biofuel has propelled four Sheridan College students onto the national stage in Washington, D.C. Continue reading Genetically Modifying Algae into Lipid Megaproducers: Sheridan College Students Advance to National Foundation’s Innovation Challenge

What are lichens and what are they doing on my tree?

Michigan State University Extension educators and specialists have recently received several calls from individuals concerned about strange growth on the branches or trunks of trees. In examining photos of the trees, the “problem” turned out to be lichens. This, as it turns out, is not a problem at all. Continue reading What are lichens and what are they doing on my tree?