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Searching in vein: a history of artificial blood, Popular Science

For centuries scientists have sought an artificial substitute for blood. Equipped with modern nanotechnology and a humbler strategy, bioengineers think they’re closer than ever.


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Today’s children will inherit a climate-changed planet. Can they handle it?

Children are already experiencing “eco-anxiety” — and psychiatrists don’t really know how to help them cope.


Diamond in the rough

As coal wanes, Appalachian Ohio turns to another way to exploit its natural resources: ecotourism.


A new brand of Republicans

Sarah Spence is a tree-hugging Republican. And she’s part of a national percolation of young conservatives reclaiming conservation as an issue of the right.


No time to waste

Most of the trash in regional landfills could have been recycled, composted or reused. Why is the infrastructure for communities and individuals to reduce waste still so underdeveloped?


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Nature's creepy crawly helpers

Whether we like them, countless secretive, slimy, scuttling animals clean up water, decompose dead matter and protect our crops and backyards. They might make us shudder, but they shoulder the brunt of nature’s dirty work. And many are in peril.


Digging for hope

Communities such as Freeport, Ohio — a Harrison County village of about 400 — have put their faith in President Donald Trump's vow to bring back coal country.


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Oddities

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For America’s birthday: Amish pyrotechnics.

Jocks and nerds unite

An oasis of diversity

The crack of the bat echoed

Give maggots your leftovers


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Fauna

Five reasons to fall in love with the cockroach

Ostrich industry poised for take-off

Mysterious mussel die-off baffles experts

Winter’s snowy singles bar

The brief appearance of an avian celebrity

The search for Milwaukee’s lion