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New analysis shows threats to 8K Red List species

Less than a month away from the kick-off the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, a team of scientists report in the journal Nature that three quarters of the world's threatened species are imperiled because people ...

dateAug 10, 2016 in Ecology
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Engineering a better biofuel

While the bacteria E. coli is often considered a bad bug, researchers commonly use laboratory-adapted E. coli that lacks the features that can make humans sick, but can grow just as fast. That same quality allows it to transform ...

dateAug 10, 2016 in Biotechnology
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