Send to KindleTweet Agricultural giants Monsanto and Germany’s BASF announced on July 7 joint plans to make genetically modified wheat. The addition will be the fifth in their collaboration, which already includes corn, soy, cotton and canola. According to the new agreement, the two companies will invest about $1 billion during the collaboration. The duo [...]
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: The creation of a sperm cell from bone marrow is something we’d imagine finding its way into a romantic comedy, but this news alert is no movie trailer. Professor Karim Nayernia, formerly of the Germany’s University of Göttingen and now of Newcastle University and the North-east England Stem Cell Institute, [...]
Berlin on a BudgetWhat: A new hotel brand emerges, offering reasonably priced accommodations in one of Europe’s most cultural cities.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:Once a divided city, Berlin is now home to a great film festival, a huge art scene and a great selection of hip hotels. Enter Michelberger Hotel, an 119-room hostel-cum-hotel located near Oberbaum Bridge, set to open in September 2009. Named after its proprietor, Tom Michelberger, the hotel caters to artsy [...]
Send to KindleTweet One sector of the beauty market that has not been saturated is makeup for women of color. This led us to our search for makeup lines with a range that covers all complexions. The result was a grouping of primarily independent cosmetic companies offering powder-based mineral lines. We love powder for the [...]
Send to KindleTweet Spotted: Bay To Breakers, San Francisco Name: Jessalyn Age: 23 Hometown: Montgomery, New York Current ‘hood: San Francisco First language: English Job: Business Analyst Ethnicity: American of Hungarian, German and Irish descent Favorite Condiment: Hummus Religion: Don’t practice Favorite Nut: Almond On your iPod now: Lily Allen, Nelly Furtado, Motown Favorites Actress: [...]
The green movement is progressing to another level, one that could bring composting and earth-friendly plastic to the mainstream.
Send to KindleTweet Turmeric may be the answer to preventative cleansing, inside and out. Commonly used in India and Indonesia, among other countries, it can be sprinkled in soups and dishes or used in face cleansers and masks. According to both Dermatology Times and Academy of Dermatology, some researchers think turmeric, and its active ingredient, [...]
U2’s Big Week What:Activist Irish rock band U2 spent the weekend in the U.S. and darted back to Europe to unveil their latest song.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:Songs, like artwork, may sometimes be harder to appreciate later in an artist’s life than one expected. Such may be the case for U2’s latest single, Get On Your Boots, the first single off their impending album, No Line On The Horizon.The single, due out in February, is the classic U2 [...]
Send to KindleTweet Germany Mulls $135 Billion Emergency Fund The German government is going over an emergency fund of up to $135 billion for struggling companies, The Wall Street Journal reports. In December, unemployment grew for the first time after 2006, reaching 7.6% of the occupation force, as the established information revealed. Last month, 18,000 [...]
Send to KindleTweet The sustainability that many American cosmetic companies adopt for sales and trend purposes is one that seems a genuine mission in the European community. Translation: it is quite rare to find a large, established cosmetic company in America that is creating products without harmful chemicals, in a sustainable manufacturing setting, simply because [...]