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Mealworms Munch on Styrofoam Without Dying Shock Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: mealworms, polystyrene foam, styrofoam, poop pellets, fertilizer, digest, carbon dioxide )

- 13 hours ago -
Styrofoam and other polystyrene foam are poisonous to a lot of animals so mealworms ability to digest them came as quite a surprise to scientists. Half of the eaten styrofoam turns into carbon dioxide the other half non-toxic poop pellets for fertilizer.
Synbiota Biohacking Kits Let You Do Genetic Engineering at Home
Science & Tech  (tags: GeneticEngineering, science, world )

- 15 hours ago -
Gee, what could possibly go wrong? DIY bio movement envisions biotechnology becoming as accessible as programming.
Near the Site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, Wildlife Bounces Back
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, investigation, study )

- 20 hours ago -
A new survey of wildlife populations in the radiation-contaminated Chernobyl exclusion zone has found that many mammal species -- including elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, lynx and wolves -- seem to be thriving
BBC - Earth - Secrets of Patagonia's Rare and Violent Volcanoes
Science & Tech  (tags: science, volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, Patagonia, BBC Earth, video, research, safety, technology )

- 1 day ago -
I love volcanoes and I cannot lie. Investigating one of the world's rarest and most explosive types of eruption in Patagonia could help save lives across the globe, explains Hugh Tuffen
BBC - Earth - Fly Through the Exploded Remains of a Dead Star
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, computer, science, technology, space, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, BBC Earth )

- 1 day ago -
Gorgeous! Take a trip through the beautiful Veil Nebula, which formed when a giant star exploded thousands of years ago
The Mysterious Petroglyphs of Ometepe, Nicaragua
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 3 days ago -
Ometepe is an island located on Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua. The name of this island comes from the indigenous Nahuatl language. Ome means as âEUR~twoâEUR(TM), whilst tepetl means âEUR~peaks / hills / mountainsâEUR(TM). Hence, Ometepe may be translated as
Tracking Cats From Space: Satellites Estimate Feral Ranges
Science & Tech  (tags: Tracking Cats From Space, Satellites Estimate Feral Ranges, feral cats )

- 3 days ago -
Satellites have not become so sensitive as to follow individual cats but productivity of a landscape measured by vegetation-tracking satellites determines the range of feral cats, which matters as feral cats are major predators of birds/small wild mammals
Water Report: Without Regulations, Canada Is a Fish Out of Water
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, climate change, deregulation, environment, Harper, water )

- 3 days ago -
Blue Betrayal looks at the damage created by the deregulation and privatization of our water resources and the accelerated decline of water protection under the Harper government.
Harper s Research Station a Cloak for Arctic Oil Push, Says Climate Expert
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, Canada, climate change, conservatives, environment, fossil fuels, Harper, mining, ozone, science )

- 6 days ago -
A remote Arctic facility, promoted by PM Stephen Harper as a world-class research station, is less about pure science, and almost entirely about pushing oil, gas and mining development in the rapidly melting north, says top polar climate scientist.
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