May 4, 2011
The real-life Farmville – In an effort to educate the public about farming and the source of our food, the UK National Trust is asking the public to help run a real-life working farm via the web. In return for a £30 annual subscription, 10,000 people will take control of the farm on the Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire (a favourite family haunt of ours over the last 15 years). Ironically, media attention focused on the MyFarm project at Wimpole Hall Home Farm on the same day that reports suggest many kids prefer to play outside and ride their bicycles than play computer games!
Selected from the latest science stories to hit DB’s virtual desktop @sciencebase.