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‘Artificial leaf’ eyed as holy grail in energy research

Turbo-charging photosynthesis – by which plants and bacteria turn sunlight into food and energy — in an “artificial leaf” could yield a vast commercial power source, scientists said. Photosynthesis is”unfortunately not very efficient,” Anne Jones, assistant professor and biochemist at Arizona State University, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meetingin Vancouver this…

Ancient ‘nutcracker’ man preferred salad: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – He had the powerful jaws and big chompers to crack the toughest of shells, but a new study has shown that the ancient human relative known as “Nutcracker Man” actually preferred to munch on grass. “It most likely was eating grass, and most definitely was not cracking…

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