Studying crops from outer space

Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus photosynthesis is the primary source of energy for all life on Earth.

Breeding new crops could slash CO2 levels

Breeding deeper-rooted crop plants could dramatically lower CO2 levels in the atmosphere, a University of Manchester scientist claims.

Gamers slave labor for virtual cash

Gaming used to be about playing not work, but with the advent of virtual currency to enhance game options, more and more gamers say they are willing to earn cyber cash by pimping themselves out to marketeers as survey monkeys, ad video guinea pigs and subscription sign up sasquatches.