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How Mushrooms Can Save the World

How Mushrooms Can Save the World | DiscoverMagazine.com via How Mushrooms Can Save the World | DiscoverMagazine.com. Most Americans think of mushrooms as ingredients in soup or intruders on a well-tended lawn. Stamets, however, cherishes a grander vision, one trumpeted … Continue reading

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Fish on Prozac

Fish on Prozac | DiscoverMagazine.com via Fish on Prozac | DiscoverMagazine.com. Over the past few years, ecologists surveying the waters around waste treatment plants have found contraceptives, synthetic musks, ibuprofen, and other compounds flushed off or out of our bodies … Continue reading

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Splenda: Not so sweet?

Splenda: Not so sweet? via Splenda: Not so sweet?. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit food safety watchdog group, places many popular artificial sweeteners on their “avoid” list—including saccharin (the ingredient in Sweet ‘N Low), … Continue reading

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(No you can’t) Gene patent ruling hurts Myriad but not fatally

Gene patent ruling hurts Myriad but not fatally- MSN Money via Gene patent ruling hurts Myriad but not fatally- MSN Money. No, private companies, you can’t slap a patent on genes that occur in nature. You can, however, hold exclusive … Continue reading

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A patent on your DNA? What the Supreme Court ruling means for you

A patent on your DNA? What the Supreme Court ruling means for you – Vitals via A patent on your DNA? What the Supreme Court ruling means for you . By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News Can someone else … Continue reading

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Tanzania Maasai evicted from ancestral land – In Pictures – Al Jazeera English

Tanzania Maasai evicted from ancestral land – In Pictures – Al Jazeera English via Tanzania Maasai evicted from ancestral land – In Pictures – Al Jazeera English. Lolyondo, Tanzania – The Tanzanian government has ordered thousands of Maasai tribespeople to … Continue reading

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Tanzania Maasai evicted from ancestral land – In Pictures – Al Jazeera English

Tanzania Maasai evicted from ancestral land – via Tanzania Maasai evicted from ancestral land – . Lolyondo, Tanzania – The Tanzanian government has ordered thousands of Maasai tribespeople to abandon traditional grazing lands to make way for what they say … Continue reading

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