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Jungle fungus eats plastic, beats cancer

Rady Ananda Activist Post Researchers have found the first endophytic fungus that eats plastic, and can use it as its sole food source even in an oxygen-free environment. [1] Pestalotiopsis microspora presents a massive bioremediation opportunity for landfills, where buried … Continue reading

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Killer bird flu? What’s behind the controversy over bird flu research

Source: LA Times “Engineered Doomsday.” “Mutant Bird Flu.” These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus. The H5N1 virus is known as a “bird … Continue reading

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