Links for February 25, 2019

How Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Scored a Rezoning Win

The ambitious Minneapolis 2040 plan will encourage more dense housing development in single-family neighborhoods.


How a Rose Blooms: Its Genome Reveals the Traits for Scent and Color

Now, to develop a new type of rose, breeders typically make thousands of hybrid offspring, looking for the combination of traits they want. Then, they have to select and identify the offspring that have the desirable trait. It’s a process that can take up to 10 years and require lots of greenhouse space and land, as well as water… With data from the more detailed sequence of the rose genome, this process should be significantly shortened, reducing the cost and energy consumption needed to introduce new species.


Here’s Some Future Synth Music From Niger

Nigerién keyboardist Hama transforms Saharan folk songs into psychedelic electronic gems in his new album, Houmeissa.