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'Mini-Liver' Advance for Research - Could Minimize the Use of Animals in Research
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, health, humans, liver, prize, Britain, good news )

Giana
- 57 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
An international prize has been awarded for British research that could prevent many thousands of animals suffering in laboratories.
UK Study Shows Organic Farming 'Boosts Biodiversity and Bees' - Farmers Weekly
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Plants, Organic Farming, Biodiversity, Wildlife conservation, University Research, Good News )

Victoria
- 72 days ago - fwi.co.uk
Plant science researchers from the University of Oxford reviewed farm data going back 30 years and they concluded that organic farms yielded far greater biodiversity benefits than intensively-farmed land. The study is the biggest ever review to date.
Synthetic Stem Cell Breakthrough
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, discovery, history, humans, medicine, interesting, breakthrough, synthetic stem cell, without animal cells, good news )

Giana
- 77 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Stem cell research which has the potential to rebuild human organs and treat diseases has been developed without the reliance on supporting human or animal cells.
New Plastic 'Zeoform' Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything - Via Collective Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: Zeoform, Hemp plants, Eco-plastic, Sustainability, New Discovery, Good News )

Victoria
- 83 days ago - collective-evolution.com
A new company in Australia has created a product called Zeoform which is a plastic made only from water and cellulose taken from hemp plants. It is eco-friendly in production and is mouldable, very strong, 100% toxin-free and biodegradable.
New Hammerhead Shark Species Found Off South Carolina
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, good news, hammerhead sharks, news, science, University of South Carolina, Zootaxa )

Kayleen
- 165 days ago - foxnews.com
The new species, named the Carolina hammerhead, is genetically distinct from other hammerheads, and gives birth to shark "pups" in estuaries off the Carolina shore. An amazing discovery as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
High-School Student Finds Bumpy-Headed Baby Dino
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, dinosaur skeleton, student, smallest, youngest, most complete, Duck-Billed dinosaur, good news )

Giana
- 183 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A dinosaur skeleton discovered by an eagle-eyed high-school student turns out to be the smallest, youngest and most complete duck-billed dinosaur of its kind ever found.
Extinct Tree Grows Anew From Ancient Jar of Seeds Unearthed By Archaeologists
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, research, Middle East, ancient seeds, extinct, palm trees, good news )

Giana
- 197 days ago - treehugger.com
For thousands of years, Judean date palm trees were one of the most recognizable and welcome sights for people living in the Middle East -- widely cultivated throughout the region for their sweet fruit, and for the cool shade they offered.
Supposedly "Extinct" Pinocchio Lizard Pokes His Nose Out
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, Ecuador, endangered, good news, interesting, news, science, Tropical Herping )

Kayleen
- 201 days ago - cbsnews.com
Thought to be extinct for 50 years, this incredible lizard species has just been rediscovered in the cloud forests of Ecuador. Only the male has this noselike appendage which attracts females. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Powering The Future Today: Waste Water Treatment Plant Producing Zero Carbon Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: waste water, treatment, plant, fuel cell technology, hydrogen, zero carbon, carbon neutral, no emissions, climate change, clean energy, good news )

Brian
- 386 days ago - slate.com
Great News!! This plant is producing hydrogen for fuel cell technology, treating waster water, and NOT producing emissions. This is the model for what could be the future or a significant part of the future of clean energy.
Embryos of World's Most Endangered Cat Preserved for 1st Time
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, research, scientists, wild cat, extinction, liberian lynx, endangered, protect, save, good news )

Giana
- 394 days ago - news.yahoo.com
It seems counterintuitive that castration could help save a species facing extinction. But through removing the ovaries of a female Iberian lynx, scientists say they were able to collect and preserve embryos from the world's most endangered wild cat.
Tata, MIT Collaborate to Create Energy From Water, Bring Power to 3 Billion People
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, energy, solar energy, good news, MIT, scientists, alternative energy )

Charla
- 1112 days ago - fastcompany.com
MIT scientist, Daniel Nocera stuck an artificial cobalt- and phosphate-coated silicon leaf into a jar of water and managed to create power--at an efficiency that surpasses today's solar panels, no less. The technique mimics photosynthesis...
GM Salmon Assessment 'Inappropriate', Say Senators
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, GeneticEngineering, safety, science, technology, GE Salmon, Frankenfish, Good News )

Kathy
- 1300 days ago - foodnavigator-usa.com
Eleven US Senators have signed a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg urging the agency to find another way to assess the safety of genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
Watching TV and Other Surprising Brain Boosters
Science & Tech  (tags: Good news, science, research, brain function )

Andy
- 1350 days ago - ivillage.com
"...research over the past two decades shows the brain's capacity for learning new things and retaining memories has nothing to do with age. Rather, the brain is plastic, always able to make new connections."
Hospital Scanner Could Curb Nuclear Waste Threat
Science & Tech  (tags: science, medical research, Nuclear waste, scanner, NewTechnology, discovery, good news, interesting )

Dee
- 1546 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Medical equipment used for diagnosis of patients with heart disease and cancer could be a key weapon in stopping nuclear waste seeping into the environment, according to new research.
 

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