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Shrooming down the road: rainforest fungus makes diesel

A novel fungus that makes diesel compounds has been discovered living in trees in the Patagonian rainforest, report researchers in the journalMicrobiology. The fungus, Gliocladium roseum, produces a number of different molecules made of hydrogen and carbon that are found in diesel and scientists are now working to further develop its fuel producing potential. “This […]

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Carbon Isotopes Reveal Ancient, Abrupt Climate Change

A new study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography illustrates how global warming caused by greenhouse gases can quickly disrupt ocean processes and lead to drastic climatic and biological changes around the world. The researchers say that although the events unfolded millions of years ago, the findings provide clues that may help us better understand […]

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