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They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and this applies just as well to infectious diseases. Antibiotics have revolutionized medicine and dramatically increased human life expectancy, but we are in the midst of a post-antibiotic era. Many drugs that used to be effective against infections are becoming…

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Researchers in Germany and Switzerland used next generation sequencing to study an active aquaponics system. They sampled a biofilm from the side of the tank, the fish excrement, the plant roots, and the inside of the tank filter, called a biofilter.

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Cars are everywhere. They are essential for our day to day lives, but these vehicles are a double-edged-sword. Cars emit exhaust gases, and those gases contain hydrocarbons. These molecules, as their name suggests, contain both carbon and hydrogen atoms. Hydrocarbons from cars result from gas that has not been…

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Water is essential for life. When searching for life in the universe, the first thing researchers do is “follow the water”. Mars is no exception. Finding evidence of water on Mars could put scientists one step closer to finding out if there is or was life on the red planet. Some exploration and reconnaissance…

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The latest cutting-edge water filtration technique comes from a biochemistry process that predates even dinosaurs. It involves harnessing aquaporins, a protein in cell membranes which are present in all living things.

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Wearable electronics are the new fashion statement. Fitness trackers, smart watches, electronic skins….the possibilities are endless. We don’t lug around our gadgets anymore, we wear them. But every story has its villain. Drop that smart bracelet, and your device won’t be covered by warranty. There’s always…