Microbial Breakthrough to Make Diesel Directly From Non-Food Plant Waste

January 28, 2010 by  
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A group of scientists from both the public and private arenas has announced that they’ve successfully engineered a microbe that contains all the bits required to turn raw plant matter directly into diesel without any refinement or intermediary steps required. The microbe is a modified strain of E

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Origin of Tasmanian Devil Cancer Uncovered

January 28, 2010 by  
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Male Tasmanian Devil A relatively rare form of transmissible cancer–known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD)–has been decimating Tasmanian Devil ( Sarcophilus harisii ) populations in Northeast Tasmania over the past 23 or more years. First identified in 1996, the spread of this cancer has gotten so pervasive that the animal–the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial–has now become one more of the world’s most endangered species.

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New Information on Aging

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Aging is a controversial topic.  On the one hand, we hate the thought of wrinkles and age spots, not to mention disease and decline.  But, let’s face it, we all want to get older because the alternative stinks. Since hitting 40 I have tried to embrace aging.  In general, I have always been of the “You are as old as you think you are” adage, but have noticed a few, albeit subtle, changes.  My once normal skin is getting drier (as is my hair) and there is a little more sagging and a few extra fine lines.  But really, do we want to look 25 (or 30) when we are 40 and up, or do we want to look healthy for our own age

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