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Most organisms would die in the volcanic sulfur pools of Yellowstone and Mount Etna. Robust simple algae call it home, and their secrets to survival could advance human medicine and bioremediation.

Mar 08, 2013
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Scared of crime? Good.

In the past half-century, fear of crime in the United States has fueled "white flight" from big cities, become known as a quality of life issue and prompted scholars and law enforcement experts to address ...

Aug 12, 2014
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Ions catch a wave in east lansing

(PhysOrg.com) -- When tasked with the challenge of transporting individual ions through a sluggish sea of gas in a matter of milliseconds, a land-locked East Lansing physicist came up with a very West Coast ...

Apr 03, 2012
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Identifying the source of stem cells

When most animals begin life, cells immediately begin accepting assignments to become a head, tail or a vital organ. However, mammals, including humans, are special. The cells of mammalian embryos get to ...

Oct 30, 2014
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College students lack scientific literacy, study finds

Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle – an essential skill in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change, according to research ...

Jan 07, 2011
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Nature paper calls for carbon labeling

Labeling products with information on the size of the carbon footprint they leave behind could help both consumers and manufacturers make better, environmentally friendly choices.

Mar 29, 2011
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Study asks: Is a 'better world' possible?

For years, policymakers have attempted to create communities where a diverse group of residents not only live close to one other but also interact freely โ€“ in other words, neighborhoods that are both integrated ...

Nov 18, 2013
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