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This is the Global Seed Vault – a doomsday vault built to save the world from starvation. It was made to ensure that humanity never runs out of diverse sources of food to grow, if-slash-when we totally destroy the planet. 

The vault houses over 800,000 seed samples from countries all over the world in a concrete tunnel designed to last 10,000 years, cut into a remote Norwegian mountainside. (Can’t you just imagine an Austin Powers plot set here?)

Watch the seedkeeper talk about it here >>

Harry absolutely serenaded Louis on purpose. On live tv. Deliberately. In front of his peers. And in front of millions of viewers. It was a giant Fuck You to Modest and I don’t even know what to tell you if you can’t see that. This is war. And I’m team Larry.

WE HAVE A NAME!! 
C.H. Greenblatt’s
latest untitled project finally has a name, and that name iiiiiiisssssssssss (drumroll please):

Harvey Beaks

The show premieres this year and we can’t wait for you to meet Harvey, Fee, Foo and all the other kids and folks from their world!
Here’s a nifty article that has more info too.

UPDATE: Drawing by Chris Houghton aka chrishoughtonart

sciencemag.org
Wild relatives of key crops not protected in gene banks, study finds
The wild, sometimes scraggly cousins of grains and vegetables have a role to play in food security, but urgent action is needed to conserve them, says a new study published today in Nature Plants. The first global survey of the distribution and conservation of 1076 wild relatives of 81 crops finds that more than 95% are insufficiently safeguarded in the world’s gene banks, which store seeds and other plant tissues that can be used for future breeding efforts.