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Your next happy hour buzz, brought to you by bees

Bumblebeer — Only two species of yeast --- ale yeast and lager yeast -- have been used for traditional beer brewing over the last 600 years. A lab in North Carolina may have found a third in the strangest place: On bees and wasps. Photo by Matt Ehrichs Anne Madden bends creatures to her will,...

What does ‘clean coal’ mean and can it save the planet?

The phrase ‘clean coal’ appears regularly in the news and in the speeches of our politicians, but what does it mean? When we burn coal, we undo this long-term sequestration, producing soot and volatile gases that pollute our atmosphere alongside the energy. Throughout the world, many people still burn coal inside their own homes, paying...

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