Crops that require less water could be hugely beneficial in semi-arid parts of the world, where crop failures can be disastrous for local populations.Drought-resistant plants share a mechanism known as crassulacean acid metabolism, or CAM, which allows them to survive despite low levels of water.This means they are better able to tolerate dry conditions.“As we reveal the building blocks that make up CAM photosynthesis, we will be able to bioengineer the metabolic processes of water-heavy crops such as rice, wheat, soybeans and poplar to accelerate their adaptation to water-limited environments,” he said.I think that everywhere I go, people are very kind. It becomes like its own fuel.”His friendship with Brownstein—a person with whom he finds “true intimacy,” he says—is part of what keeps him moving forward.People are very forgiving and, as corny as it sounds, very loving. “It’s one of those things that no matter how many words I use to describe it, nothing will do it justice,” he says. I get to work with her, I get to collaborate with her.Researchers have identified the genetic underpinnings of drought resistant plants, allowing them to potentially develop crops that could grow, and even thrive, in dry conditions.
It wasn’t until Armisen joined Chicago’s Blue Man Group (as a backup drummer in glowing skeletal paint) that he earned his first paycheck for playing music.
Every day I wanna work on being a better person, not just to others but to myself.“I worked at it and the result of it is that if you put effort into things, good things keep coming.
I’m very fortunate that I’ve got many supportive friends.
The vainest, silliest, yet most relatable woes about aging and the passage of time—gray hairs, festivals, breakups, lost photos—are at the heart of several episodes screened for press in advance of the Emmy-nominated series’ sixth season. It’s just how it is.”Armisen, who co-created, stars in, and executive-produces Portlandia along with Brownstein (she of Sleater-Kinney guitar-shredding fame), has amassed a life’s worth of photographs, from his teenage punk rock days in a band called The KGB, to past lives drumming for the Blue Man Group and a hardcore band called Trenchmouth, to his record-setting career on Saturday Night Live and his current gig as fellow SNL alum Seth Myers’s bandleader on Late Night With Seth Myers.
Armisen says his character’s surprise at his own age, and his rush to dig old photos out of obsolete technology just to prove that his life, indeed, really happened, are based in reality.“All of my memories are now on hard drives,” he says. His life, he tells me, has always been about trying to get famous.“I can’t remember not feeling that way,” Armisen says. I remember being in love with television, I loved listening to music.