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Fat Holds the Key
Fat Holds the Key
News   Sep 21, 2018

Scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago.

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Forensic Ice Detectives Piece Together Startling Picture
Forensic Ice Detectives Piece Together Startling Picture
News   Sep 21, 2018

Using remote sensing technology, scientists have been investigating the dramatic acceleration in loss of the Russian ice cap,which changed from 2 inches to 82 feet per day.

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Hoppy Beer Without the Nasty Surprise
Hoppy Beer Without the Nasty Surprise
News   Sep 20, 2018

The biochemical basis of unintended high alcohol content and high pressures in dry hopping has been explained, which could help brewers create “hoppy” beverages without the quality-control and safety issues.

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Therapeutic RNAs get Helping Hand from Green Tea Compound
Therapeutic RNAs get Helping Hand from Green Tea Compound
News   Sep 20, 2018

An antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate has been found to have a surprising use: sneaking therapeutic RNAs into cells.

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DNA Traces Illegal Ivory Shipments Back to Major Cartels
DNA Traces Illegal Ivory Shipments Back to Major Cartels
News   Sep 20, 2018

The international trade in elephant ivory has been illegal since 1989, yet African elephant numbers continue to decline. A study reports that DNA test results of ivory seizures made by law enforcement have linked multiple ivory shipments to the same network of dealers operating out of a handful of African ports.

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Microbubbles Help Fight Against Dangerous Biofilms
Microbubbles Help Fight Against Dangerous Biofilms
News   Sep 20, 2018

Researchers have developed a system that harnesses the power of bubbles to propel tiny particles through the surfaces of tough bacterial biofilms and deliver an antiseptic deathblow to the microbes living inside.

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Point-of-care Sensors to Detect Toxic Metals in a Drop of Blood
Point-of-care Sensors to Detect Toxic Metals in a Drop of Blood
News   Sep 20, 2018

The sensors would allow rapid detection of metals including manganese and lead, both of which are powerful neurotoxins.

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Red Light Over Sugar in Many Yogurts
Red Light Over Sugar in Many Yogurts
News   Sep 19, 2018

A comprehensive survey of ingredients in yogurts has highlighted high sugar levels in many – particularly organic yogurts and those marketed towards children.

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How to Make Oil Fields Bury Emissions
How to Make Oil Fields Bury Emissions
News   Sep 19, 2018

A new analysis looks at what it would take for oil companies to start pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into their wells to boost crude production – and what it would mean for the climate.

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Problem of Glyphosate Resistance is Spreading
Problem of Glyphosate Resistance is Spreading
News   Sep 19, 2018

Researchers have just confirmed that junglerice is among the growing list of weeds resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.

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