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Scientists Go With Their Gut to Produce Bacterial Bio Fuel

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South Korean scientists say they have managed to produce gasoline from genetically modified Escherichia coli, a bacteria that inhabits the lower intestines of warm-blooded animals. They say the research could one day lead to a new and sustainable source of clean fuel. Rob Muir has more.


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Stinky Feet Help Scientists Swat Mosquitoes

Stinky Feet Help Scientists Swat Mosquitoes

AP (June 4, 2013) Chemicals which produce the stench of cheesy feet are helping a team of scientists in London produce a potent tool to fight malarial mosquitoes.
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Russian Scientists Find New Life Under Antarctic Ice

Russian Scientists Find New Life Under Antarctic Ice

Newsy (Mar. 8, 2013) Scientists say samples from the lake contained 'unidentified' bacterial DNA.
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Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 13, 2012) American conservationist Kristine Tompkins and her husband Douglas have bought 263,000 hectares of land from Argentinian farmers in order to create a national park. But Chile's energy sector wants to produce hydroelectricity on the same land. A consortium plans to build five dams and flood large areas of land to produce hydroelectric power. Kris and Doug Tompkins are battling against Chilean politicians and ranchers. In the past 20 years, the couple has created a total of 11 nature preserves in South America for about 250 million dollars. Selfless commitment or checkbook tourism?
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