November 11, 2011

Algae Monitor Damage Due to Gold Rush

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

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A rush to mine for gold has taken over throughout the world, fueled by an economic downturn, high gold prices and improved mining technologies.

But concerned conservationists are trying to halt the rush. They hope that a miniscule single-celled organism, called a diatom, can lead the fight.

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TAGGED: Mining, Gold, Algae, Diatoms


October 7, 2013
The Nobel Winners Who Foiled the Nazis
Matt Soniak, Mental Floss
When the Third Reich took control of Germany, Danish physicist Niels Bohr (pictured) transformed into something like Oskar Schindler in a lab coat. From his Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen, the Nobel laureate... more ››