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Microscopic organisms can extract precious metals from discarded devices

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Historically, meat consumption has driven violence, colonialism, and war. Will the stuff cultivated in a lab be any different?

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Potassium batteries are coming for the throne

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Bret Kugelmass believes nuclear energy can regain popularity if we can make it profitable

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Produce can be wrapped in biodegradable ‘Scoby’ sheets, then tossed or eaten

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A controversy around old Sonos devices is a reminder that software updates can be a death sentence

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From fungi to spider silk, the hunt for sources of climate-friendly clothes and leather alternatives is getting creative

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Our mobile world would be impossible without them, but the technology is flawed and battery tech is due for an upgrade

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Ditching fossil fuels will take a lot more than “going green”

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These tiny plants are nutritious, semi-delicious, and good for the planet

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