This Wood Grown in a Lab Could Cut Deforestation, With Furniture Made From Plant Cells

As if lab-grown meat wasn’t a head turner, a group of scientists at MIT are plotting lab-grown wooden furniture. The two projects are nearly identical, made by cultivating cells to divide and multiply into forms outside of their parent phylum, and the proof-of-concept study is a powerful first step towards finding alternatives to forestry. According […]

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Facebook will let researchers study how advertisers targeted users with political ads prior to Election Day

Facebook is aiming to improve transparency around political advertising on its platform by opening up more data to independent researchers, including targeting information on more than 1.3 million ads that ran in the three months prior to the US election on November 3rd of last year. Researchers interested in studying the ads can apply for […]

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