Jaws’s genome could reveal secrets to wound treatment, cancer suppression

Great white sharks are one of the latest animals to have their genome sequenced, meaning scientists now have access to the entire DNA code that makes the sharks the way they are, from their jagged, razor-sharp teeth to their thrashing, powerful tails.

Over roughly 400 million years, sharks have evolved in unique ways from other […]

New study discourages octopus farming

Old MacDonald had an… octopus?

Though we’ve long since established fisheries and shellfish farms, octopus farms are still something new. Commercial octopus farming is only in its developmental stage in a few countries around the world. One Japanese company says its first fully-farmed octopi might reach the market in 2020, and other institutions are working […]

The answer to world hunger is…

[ SPANISH ] By 2050, the world population is expected to top 9.6 billion people. Currently, the world sits at just over 7 billion. Most of the projected growth is predicted to be in developing countries, particularly on the continent of Africa. While the United Nations (UN) does say that world population growth has slowed […]