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Flower Power! Dandelions Make Car Tires?

Flower Power! Dandelions Make Car Tires?

Reuters - Business Video Online (Aug. 20, 2014) — Forget rolling on rubber, could car drivers soon be traveling on tires made from dandelions? Teams of scientists are racing to breed a type of the yellow flower whose taproot has a milky fluid with tire-grade rubber particles in it. As Joanna Partridge reports, global tire makers are investing millions in research into a new tire source. Video provided by Reuters
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A PhD In Chocolate? Cambridge Makes It A Reality

A PhD In Chocolate? Cambridge Makes It A Reality

Newsy (Aug. 17, 2014) — The University of Cambridge is offering a PhD program to study the science behind melting chocolate. Video provided by Newsy
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Fossils Reveal Ancient Flying Reptile With 'Butterfly Head'

Fossils Reveal Ancient Flying Reptile With 'Butterfly Head'

Newsy (Aug. 14, 2014) — Newly found fossils reveal a previously unknown species of flying reptile with a really weird head, which some say looks like a butterfly. Video provided by Newsy
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Gabon: Pangolins Killed for Their Bodyparts

Gabon: Pangolins Killed for Their Bodyparts

AFP (Aug. 14, 2014) — The pangolin, a small scaly anteater is one of the biggest victims of poaching in Gabon. The pangolin trade was banned in 2000 by international law, but it remains one of the most sought after species by traffickers. Duration: 00:58 Video provided by AFP
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