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Fighting to exist

By | June 14, 2011

The more closely related two species are, the more they're apt to drive one another to extinction.

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Bacterial aid for biofuels

By | June 13, 2011

Soil-dwelling bacteria harbor an enzyme that can break down a notoriously tough plant polymer, possibly providing a source of large-scale production for the biofuels industry.

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New carcinogens to watch out for

By | June 13, 2011

The US government releases an updated list of potential carcinogens that includes seven new chemicals and biological agents.

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Fluorescent fish find pollution

By | June 13, 2011

Genetically engineered fish may one day help detect estrogen-like chemicals in consumer products and aquatic habitats.

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Sprouts spawn deadly E. coli

By | June 13, 2011

Authorities conclude contaminated beans and bean sprouts from a German farm were the source of the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe.

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DIY genome analysis

By | June 10, 2011

Scientists unveil new software that brings bioinformatics to the desktop.

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China’s pollution-gate

By | June 10, 2011

A pharmaceutical company in northern China finally responds to accusations of dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas emissions after seven years of complaints.

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Bacteria live on caffeine

By | June 10, 2011

Researchers discover that some bugs crave the buzz of caffeine.

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Canned for whistleblowing?

By | June 9, 2011

Postdoc forced to leave position after questioning the reproducibility of advisor's data.

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Honey bee microbiome probed

By | June 9, 2011

Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.

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