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Has the World Reached Peak Chicken?

Has the World Reached Peak Chicken? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet.

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So I liked the pairing them off in a house together option : ).

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The 15 most peculiar buildings in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch

The 15 most peculiar buildings in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
All in all, Swiss homes are pretty conventional, but there are a few exceptions.
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Tearing down the golden roof seems a bit authoritarian (what if everyone would want one)
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George W. Bush EPA chief slams Trump’s pick

George W. Bush EPA chief slams Trump’s pick | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
"I don’t recall ever having seen an appointment of someone who is so disdainful of the agency.”
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Hopefully those in the Agency will not resign.
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Mars Lander Crash

Mars Lander Crash | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Space news
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Good that some data from this will still help next mission.
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Consumer perspective on GMO labeling in food revealed

Consumer perspective on GMO labeling in food revealed | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The presence and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food has been hotly debated by consumers, manufacturers, scientists, and governments alike.
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So label it, already!!
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New antibiotic mined from human gut reverses drug resistance in superbugs

New antibiotic mined from human gut reverses drug resistance in superbugs | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Using DNA sequences, scientists decode new antibiotics used in gut warfare.
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Looking in all the right places.
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Closest ever exoplanet is potentially habitable

Closest ever exoplanet is potentially habitable | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, has a rocky, Earth-sized planet located in the star's habitable zone, where liquid water can exist on the surface.
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Time to develop warp drive : )
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Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River

Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Biologists discover first instance of salmon spawning since Revolutionary War, bringing new attention to canceled federal restoration program
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Restoration programs can work. : )
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‘Alien megastructure’ star keeps getting more mysterious

‘Alien megastructure’ star keeps getting more mysterious | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A mysterious star that some astronomers believe could harbor an "alien megastructure,” continues to confound researchers. 
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Very intriguing
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Membrane technology prevents battery drain

Membrane technology prevents battery drain | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Engineers from Ohio State University have developed a new type of plastic membrane that prevents power leakage in batteries and enables rapid charging.
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It seems IMO that this could help tremendously with power storage.
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Feed a virus but starve bacteria? When you're sick, it may really matter

Feed a virus but starve bacteria? When you're sick, it may really matter | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Think back to the last time you came down with a cold and what it felt like to be sick. For most people, the feeling of sickness is a set of psychological and behavioral changes including fatigue, lethargy, changes in appetite
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Grandma may well have known best. : )
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Chaplin boosts tourism in Swiss Riviera - SWI swissinfo.ch

Chaplin boosts tourism in Swiss Riviera  - SWI swissinfo.ch | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A new museum near Lake Geneva dedicated to the life and work of filmmaker Charlie Chaplin is proving a hit with visitors from Switzerland and abroad.
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The Little Tramp's home area benefits from his genius.
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104-year-old cyclist named world’s greatest centenarian athlete

104-year-old cyclist named world’s greatest centenarian athlete | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Robert Marchand from France has the best athletic performance for a person over the age of 100, showing a physical decline of less than 8 per cent per decade
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Way to go. Keep on moving!!
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New flywheel system developed by Lancaster student

New flywheel system developed by Lancaster student | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
An engineering undergrad from Lancaster University has developed a new flywheel system with potential in the rapidly expanding energy storage industry.
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What an amazing invention.  The future looks brighter.
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Germany’s clean energy revolution meets the “Trump effect”

Germany’s clean energy revolution meets the “Trump effect” | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
With the rise of the far right, transitioning away from coal may prove difficult.
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Perhaps it should be called the Coal Industry Job Deficit effect"
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The structure of the BinAB toxin revealed : one small step for Man, a major problem for mosquitoes !

The structure of the BinAB toxin revealed : one small step for Man, a major problem for mosquitoes ! | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Could we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can!
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But can the environment survive without mosquitoes?
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Workers Dig Underneath This Old Prison — And Discover Something Shocking Buried There

Workers Dig Underneath This Old Prison — And Discover Something Shocking Buried There | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
An old prison in Gloucester, England was torn down. No one could have predicted just what they'd find underneat
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Good thing they decided to curate their find : )
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Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got even moreso.
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Awesome idea : )
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New weapons for Panama tribes in old fight to save forests

New weapons for Panama tribes in old fight to save forests | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The Wounaan people are deploying drones and using GPS technology to get evidence of logging in their customary lands
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Hopefully not too late!
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WW1 U-boat mystery solved after wreck discovered by offshore wind farm developers

WW1 U-boat mystery solved after wreck discovered by offshore wind farm developers | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Wreck of German submarine missing since 1915 was unexpected discovery by
energy companies surveying seabed to plan wind farms
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Neat that this history could come to light.
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Giant plankton gains long-due attention

Giant plankton gains long-due attention | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A team of marine biologists and oceanographers from CNRS, UPMC1 and the German organization GEOMAR have revealed the importance in all the world's oceans of a group of large planktonic organisms called Rhizaria, which had previously been completely...
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Good to know where ocean food sources are and what they are.
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A single-celled organism capable of learning

A single-celled organism capable of learning | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that an organism devoid of a nervous system is capable of learning.
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Apparently the habituation disappears faster than it takes to develop.
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Princeton develops 25-core chip for servers

Princeton develops 25-core chip for servers | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A team from Princeton University has designed an open-source 25-core microchip that it says could dramatically improve the efficiency of servers.
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Sharing this is a great thing.
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Scientists Have Discovered A Way To Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics

Scientists Have Discovered A Way To Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
As antibiotics become more commonplace, whether we need them or not, superbugs are worrying doctors and turning up more and more often. Shu Lam, a graduate student at the University of Melbourne, has a simple solution: Impale the little buggers. Lam is being cautious, noting that she’s only tested
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Sounds a little scary, but very cool if it works!
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Poop power: Toyota using human waste based fuel to drive its new electric car

Poop power: Toyota using human waste based fuel to drive its new electric car | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Toyota has gone to the toilet, literally, scooping up human poop to create renewable hydrogen fuel to power its new electric car.

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Way to go!!
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Bendable concrete could speed up construction

Bendable concrete could speed up construction | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a new type of bendable concrete that they say could reduce maintenance and speed up construction work.
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Time to plan some infrastructure overhauls. : )
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