World’s first 3D printed school in Madagascar

Nonprofit organization Thinking Huts wants to build the world’s first 3D-printed teaching institution in Madagascar, collaborating with established organizations and local workers. The school building will feature modular, honeycomb-shaped units powered by solar energy. The school’s hybrid design is said to cost half the amount of conventional construction costs by combining efficient 3D printing technology […]

The RCMP in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect indigenous people: minister

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian PressMon Oct 19 2020, 12:21:07 OTTAWA — The RCMP in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect Indigenous people embroiled in an ugly dispute over lobster fishing, Canada’s Indigenous services minister said Monday. Marc Miller was one of four federal cabinet ministers who took part in a news conference that […]

Risks assessment: 750 million genetically engineered mosquitos for release in Florida

Oxitec, a U.S.-owned company developing targeted biological insect control solutions, received final approval on August 18 2020 from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Districts (FKMCD) Board of Commissioners to release its OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitos.   The genetically modified mosquitos, set for release in 2021, are the second generation of the company’s GM mosquito species.   Oxitec introduces two new genes into the mosquitos. The first is a male-selecting […]