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Lab-made mini human to screen drugs, toxins

Work begins on Athena, a $19 million project that seeks to create artificial organs that work in concert inside a human-like test dummy that could reduce reliance on animal testing.

By March 26, 2014

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Turkey skin inspires toxin-detecting biosensor

Bioengineers at UC Berkeley say their smartphone-enabled sensor can detect volatile chemicals by mimicking the color-changing abilities of turkeys, who can shift dramatically from reds to blues to whites.

By January 21, 2014

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Apple chastised for unsafe working conditions in supplier factory

China Labor Watch and Green America say the iPhone maker hasn't lived up to its commitments to improve worker conditions in a China factory.

By September 4, 2014

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Are we food zombies controlled by our gut bacteria?

A new study says the bugs growing in our digestive tract might steer us to choose the foods that are best for them, even if they're not best for us.

By August 17, 2014

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Squee! Sick baby goat walks with help from tiny wheelchair

Get out the tissues. This heartwarming story about Frostie the goat kid taking his first wobbly steps in a tiny rig is bound to make you tear up.

By May 21, 2014

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Apple amps up recycling, will take back all its products

The company won't charge to recycle the old Apple devices and will offer gift cards on products that can be resold.

By April 22, 2014

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Apple has a green dig at Samsung in new ad

"There are some ideas we want every company to copy," says Apple, adding a thinly veiled dig at rivals like Samsung to new environmental-themed adverts.

By April 22, 2014

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Lab grows blood for human trials

Human volunteers in the near future will test out blood created from engineered stem cells. Someday facilities could make type O on demand, like real-life Tru Blood factories.

By April 15, 2014

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Some LED lights spark concern over toxins

LEDs found in cars and Christmas tree lights use hazardous materials, a study reports. Large home LEDs in general do not contain the same toxins, but recycling is recommended.

By February 14, 2011

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Silicon 'nose' turns cell phones into toxin detectors

A new type of sensor that can be embedded in cell phones could map both the location and extent of gas leaks and toxins in the air.

By May 14, 2010