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Stories by Ferris Jabr

Building Better Fruits and Veggies without GMOs

Building Better Fruits and Veggies without GMOs

Making modern supermarket produce so big and hardy drained a lot of its flavor. Scientists now have the technology to bring it back—without genetic engineering

June 30, 2014 — Ferris Jabr

Sleuthing The Secrets To A Scrumptious Strawberry

The other day I went to my local bodega in Brooklyn, New York and bought a 16-ounce plastic carton full of Driscoll’s strawberries. These fruit, the packaging informed me, were grown in Mexico.

March 18, 2014 — Ferris Jabr
The Year Drones Ruined Christmas

The Year Drones Ruined Christmas

Kylie ran towards her fallen dragonfly and knelt beside it. One of its four wings had snapped nearly in half. She rummaged through a toolbox until she found a small tube of accelerseal, bit off the cap and squeezed a generous amount onto the wing’s fracture, holding the two pieces together.

December 23, 2013 — Ferris Jabr
Why Life Does Not Really Exist

Why Life Does Not Really Exist

I have been fascinated with living things since childhood. Growing up in northern California, I spent a lot of time playing outdoors among plants and animals.

December 2, 2013 — Ferris Jabr