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Genetics and breeding help gassy cows be more eco-friendly

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520 day isolation shows microbes could endanger Mars space crew on long journey

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Biomaterial Virginia Tech professor arrested for defrauding NSF grants

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Algae microbes cause ‘blood snow’ to melt faster creating havoc on glaciers

In Alaska, scientists from Alaska Pacific University’s Department of Environmental Science, found that an algae species growing on glaciers that turns the snow a...

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