Better Than Nature?

A team of researchers from Penn State University has taken one of nature's oldest processes — photosynthesis — and improved upon it. The researchers engineered a biological system that can produce a hydrogen biofuel twice as fast as the process happens naturally, reports Popular Science's Rebecca Boyle.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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