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E. Coli Gasoline: Will Bacteria-Based Fuel Power Your Car One Day? [STUDY]
Sep 30, 2013 16:45 PM E
Scientists in South Korea have developed a method for using E. coli to produce gasoline. Lee Sang-yup of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology said that his team's creation could actually be used in a car. Earlier this year, British researchers created a diesel fuel from E. coli.
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Man Grows 250 Different Kinds Of Apples On One Tree: How Did Paul Barnett Get So Many Varieties On The Same Bush?
Sep 30, 2013 13:59 PM E
A man in the UK has grown 250 different kinds of apples on the same tree. How did horticulturist Paul Barnett manage to get so many varieties on the same bush?
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Smartphones Detect Earthquakes: Devices Could Be Used To Create Seismic Networks, Researchers Say
Sep 30, 2013 11:41 AM E
Smartphones and other devices that contain accelerators are able to detect the motion from earthquakes, say researchers from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy. Real-time data from a network of these smartphones could create a seismic network that could inform emergency responders where the worst damage is.
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A Fish With A Human Face? Entelognathus Primordialis, A Prehistoric Fish, Had A Jaw And Cheek Bones Just Like Modern Vertebrates
Sep 27, 2013 11:07 AM E
A recently discovered species of prehistoric fish had a face much like humans. Entelognathus primordialis, or "primordial complete-jaw," had a complex jaw like those found in modern vertebrates, and could be the earliest example of a face.
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Forest Fragmentation Causing Mammal Species To Die Off Faster Than Expected
Sep 26, 2013 17:20 PM E
According to new research, forest fragmentation is causing species to die off faster than scientists previously expected.
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Alaska Dinosaur Tracks: Thousands Of Footprint Fossils Found Along The Yukon River
Sep 26, 2013 16:31 PM E
In Alaska, dinosaur tracks along the Yukon River turned up by the thousands as expedition researcher Paul McCarthy and a team from the University of Alaska Museum of the North trekked along the riverbanks. The footprint fossils belonged to both meat-eating and plant-eating dinosaurs.
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Poachers In Zimbabwe Poison 87 Elephants For Their Ivory
Sep 26, 2013 12:26 PM E
Poachers in Zimbabwe have poisoned almost 90 elephants in Hwange National Park. The ivory from their tusks is illegally traded, particularly in Asia. The poachers laced watering holes and salt licks in the park with cyanide, killing not only elephants but other animals in the park.
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Pakistan Earthquake: Mysterious Island Emerges After Magnitude 7.7 Quake Leaves Hundreds Dead
Sep 25, 2013 13:12 PM E
Hours after an earthquake in Pakistan rattled villages in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a mysterious island appeared in the waters off the nearby port town of Gwadar.
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14 Panda Cubs: See The Adorable Babies Sleep And Cuddle In China Zoo [VIDEO]
Sep 25, 2013 12:15 PM E
14 panda cubs at Chengdu Research Base are seen cuddling and sleeping together! See the adorable babies on video!
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Animal Print Clothing Banned At English Zoo After Animals 'Become Baffled' By Clothes Patterns
Sep 24, 2013 17:57 PM E
Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey, England, have banned visitors from wearing animal print clothing, including zebra- and leopard-print clothing. Zoo spokeswoman Natalie Dilloway said the animal prints baffle and confuse the animals. The zoo has even gone so far as to hire "Animal Print Bouncers.
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Global Reef Record Provides Panoramic Images Of Coral Reefs [VIDEO]
Sep 24, 2013 16:58 PM E
A project sponsored by Catlin Group Limited aims to provide scientists with a record of the current state of the world's coral reefs. The Global Reef Record functions like Google Street View, with panoramic images of underwater locations around the globe.
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Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth Trunk Found In Siberia Could Aid Cloning Efforts
Sep 24, 2013 15:42 PM E
A woolly mammoth trunk found on a Siberian island is the best specimen ever found. Semyon Grigoriev, head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk, Russia, is hoping to find "living cells" in the trunk, which would allow the best DNA analysis and would help speed up cloning efforts.
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Could Termite Poop Hold Antibiotic Properties? New Research Reveals What Makes Insect Resistant To Deadly Microbes
Sep 23, 2013 20:50 PM E
Scientists studying termites’ ability to survive deadly microbes may have discovered antibiotic properties in the insects’ poop. After analyzing bacteria from material collected from five termite colonies in Florida, researchers found that 70 percent of these bacteria actually killed a wide range of pathogens.
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Eagle Vs. Deer: Extremely Rare Attack Captured On Camera In Russia
Sep 23, 2013 16:33 PM E
A golden eagle attacked and killed a sika deer in the Far East of Russia, an incident so rare that it is said to be the first documented case in Russia. Linda Kerley of the Zoological Society of London, a co-author of the paper, titled "First Documented Predation of Sika Deer (Cervus nippon) by Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in Russian Far E...
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