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scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane

How microbes acquire electricity in making methane

Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. In a new study, the Stanford team demonstrates for the […]

Revealing the ocean's hidden fertilizer

Phosphorus: Revealing the ocean’s hidden fertilizer

Phosphorus is one of the most common substances on Earth. An essential nutrient for every living organism–humans require approximately 700 milligrams per day–we’re rarely concerned about consuming enough because it […]

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More Bees Dying Each Year

Losses of managed honey bee colonies were 23.1 percent for the 2014-2015 winter but summer losses exceeded winter numbers for the first time, making annual losses for the year 42.1 […]