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Briny Pool Bacteria Can Clean Up and Power Up

Warm and salty wastewater is a by-product of many industries, including oil and gas production, seafood processing and textile dyeing. KAUST researchers are exploring ways to detoxify such wastewater while simultaneously generating electricity. They are using bacteria with remarkable properties:… read more

More Milkweeds Throughout the Landscape Can Help M..

Adding milkweeds and other native flowering plants into midwestern agricultural lands is key to restoring monarch butterflies, with people sooweing milkweed everywhere they can being critically needed for success. In a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the University… read more

‘This is very alarming!’: Flying insects vanis..

Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn’t be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But splattered insects have gone the way of the Chevy Nova — you just don’t see them on the road… read more

Itsy Bitsy Spider: Fear of Spiders and Snakes is D..

We are not as far from nature as we often think: old instinctive fears are stil deep inside us. Snakes and spiders evoke fear and disgust in many people. Even in developed countries lots of people are frightened of these… read more

Hidden Inca Treasure: Remarkable New Tree Discove..

Hidden in plain sight – that’s how researchers (from the Smithsonian and Wake Forest University) describe their discovery of a new genus of large forest tree commonly found, yet previously scientifically unknown, in the tropical Andes. Named Incadendron esseri (literally… read more