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How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …

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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

In a windowless laboratory in downtown Baltimore, some tiny, translucent fish larvae are swimming about in glass-walled tanks.<p>They are infant bluefin tuna. Scientists in this laboratory are trying to grasp what they call the holy grail of aquaculture: raising this powerful fish, so prized by sushi …

Blood test can predict risk of suicide

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life<p>A blood test that can predict whether someone may attempt suicide has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough which could prevent …

Pest In Brazil Has Evolved Resistance Against GMO Corn

This has happened with several crop-munching insect species around the world.<p>Crop-munching caterpillars in Brazil are no longer put off by genetically modified plants designed to kill them, Reuters reports. The report is just the latest in a series that have emerged over the past few years.<p>In this …

Almond Milk Recipes To Fall In Love With

There's been a lot of discussion about almond milk lately. Food writer Tom Philpott of Mother Jones pissed off a lot of people when he told "ignorant hipsters" to "lay off the almond milk" in an article published on July 16. Philpott took issue with the environmental impact -- specifically the …