Shocking Study Reveals Ancient Rainforest Existed Near the South Pole
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Shocking Study Reveals Ancient Rainforest Existed Near the South Pole

Artist’s impression of the rainforest near the Cretaceous South Pole.Illustration: Alfred-Wegener-Institut/J. McKayDuring the Cretaceous period, a balmy forest grew less than 600 miles from the South Pole, according to new research that uncovered ancient spores and roots.Millions of years ago, Earth’s atmosphere had several times more carbon dioxide than it does even today, making the…

Scientists develop hybrid reactor which can produce AIR and FOOD for future Mars colonies (PHOTOS)
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Scientists develop hybrid reactor which can produce AIR and FOOD for future Mars colonies (PHOTOS)

Scientists at UC Berkeley have developed a hybrid reactor which uses ‘cyborg bacteria’ embedded in a forest of nanowires to produce food, fuel and oxygen for future Mars colonists. The reactor essentially operates along the same lines as photosynthesis, in which plants use sunlight to transform carbon dioxide into sugars for food. The hybrid reactor…