science
The First Ever Samples From the Global Seed Vault Have Been Retrieved

Deep in the arctic, inside over 400 feet of rock, a huge cache of seeds is stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, in case of some global emergency. Today, the first of the seeds from that supply have arrived to replenish a collection sent away for safe keeping during Syria’s Civil War. Read More >>

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An Isolated Vault Could Store Our Data on DNA for 2 Million Years 

A few hundred feet inside a permafrost-encrusted mountain below the Arctic circle sits the seed bank that could be humanity's last hope during a global food crisis. This month, scientists suggested that this unassuming vault is the ideal space for preserving the world's data on DNA. Read More >>

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Doomsday Seed Vault Adds 20k New Crops—Including Beer Barley

This week marks six years since the Svalbard Seed Vault opened to serve as an agricultural Noah's Ark for humanity. Within its walls, scientists have collected nearly one million seeds from all over the world. Now, they're adding many more. Read More >>