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>(CNN)Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems.

>Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme found in a waste recycling center a few years ago in Japan.

>They say the enzyme, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, is able to "eat" polyethylene terephthalate, PET, which was patented as a plastic in the 1940s and is used in millions of tons of plastic bottles.

>Their aim was to study its structure, but they accidentally engineered an enzyme which was even better at breaking down PET plastics.

>"We hoped to determine its structure to aid in protein engineering, but we ended up going a step further and accidentally engineered an enzyme with improved performance at breaking down these plastics," said NREL's lead researcher Gregg Beckham.

>The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tons of plastic bottles made of PET, which currently persists for hundreds of years in the environment, the University of Portsmouth said on its website.

>"Serendipity often plays a significant role in fundamental scientific research and our discovery here is no exception," said Professor John McGeehan, director of the Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences at Portsmouth.

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see? that's why we need science in our lives and why we furthermore need it to be an asset of the masses.
Boy you prank the shit out of a lot people with such an enzyme
So they finally worked out the enzymes mealworms use? Yay.
An anzime isn't practical enough
See half of the Netherlands.


A startling new report has found that nearly two-thirds of refugees claiming to be children who arrived in the UK were in fact over 18.

Some 65% of asylum seekers who were assessed after claiming to be children were judged to be adults, according to the report by immigration watchdog David Bolt.

The Home Office received 2,952 asylum applications from unaccompanied children in the year up to June 2017.

Officials believed applicant were lying about their age in 705 of those cases, with 402 (65%) found to be adults.

There have been 12,942 disputes over the ages of child asylum seekers since 2006, according to Home Office figures.

Nearly 6,000 of those disputes found the asylum seeker to be over 18 in this period.

A Home Office spokesman said: ‘After consultation with stakeholders we published revised guidance on age assessments and we have committed to produce more child-friendly information in a range of languages to help children better understand the asylum system.’
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Pretty much in every elections they have doubled their vote or won outright.

The most important election was Italy and they soundly won that.
>You're strawmanning because no influent person or organisation said that all refugees claiming to be children were children, or defended "completely open border" and called racists all opponents to this non-existent policy.
Totally false.
>>>244342 @ >>244342 : "...nationalists could only take power from uneducatd Poles & Hungarians"
Trump's a nationalist; you think Americans are as "uneducated" as Poles & H's ?
Ima newly minted American nationalist,
changing my beliefs from Democratic Party regular bc of the immigration crisis:

MASSES of 3rd & 4th world immigrants many or most, illegal aliens, are fast dragging down 1st world living standards.

In the US, build Trumps Wall, and deport illegal aliens,

KAFW : Keep America First World !
So.. uh.. lying on your asylum application renders one instantly non-admissable does it not?
Prove it.


Imagine you are the family member of the deceased, and then the guardian publishes this article where, rather than lamenting the tragic loss of your mother or wife, or delving into how something like this could happen, they turn it into a feminist pandering about the strong female pilot who simply did her fucking job
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OP is a fat virgin and should go back to their MGTOW general on /pol/
in order to resolve this retarded thread we should run a statistical analysis on midflight single engine failures on dual-engine aircraft and rate this particular pilot against her peers in terms of outcome

that will surely resolve the issue
Quit posting your sexist shit in /n/ dickwad.
Fuck off OP, stop being a fag for once
Imagine being so /r9k/ that you can't give a former navy pilot credit for saving over 150 people after a fucking engine explodes at 30,000 feet, because she's a woman.

Sorry Yanks! Looks like Russia not guilty in poisoning of Russian traitor. You can all say "Sorry" now.
That's not what "no comment" means in 99% of the world, but I guess things are different in Russia.
Fuck you Russian Commie!
Trump! Trump! Trump!
>The institute added that “everything we can publicly say is in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung article”. In the same post, they retweeted the article in which Mogl said the UK’s findings were credible and the British laboratory’s reputation is “indisputable”.

Nice try Ivan
if you're gonna shill on here, at least try to use passable sounding english grammar

Journalist who wrote story was thrown off his 5th floor balcony by paramilitary types.
Russian Wagner Group shown being hit by US strike in Syria. Russian widow explains story about hearing of her husband's death in Syria

Namefag, bad English, nonsense post, link to site written in the Black Speech of Mordor... yep, this here is a shitty post.

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Food packaging could be negatively affecting the way in which your digestive tract operates, according to new research by faculty and students at Binghamton University, State University at New York.
"We found that zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles at doses that are relevant to what you might normally eat in a meal or a day can change the way that your intestine absorbs nutrients or your intestinal cell gene and protein expression," said Gretchen Mahler, associate professor of bioengineering.

According to Mahler, these ZnO nanoparticles are present in the lining of certain canned goods for their antimicrobial properties and to prevent staining of sulfur-producing foods. In the study, canned corn, tuna, asparagus and chicken were studied using mass spectrometry to estimate how many particles might be transferred to the food. It was found that the food contained 100 times the daily dietary allowance of zinc. Mahler then looked at the effect the particles had on the digestive tract.

"People have looked at the effects of nanoparticles on intestinal cells before, but they tend to work with really high doses and look for obvious toxicity, like cell death," said Mahler. "We are looking at cell function, which is a much more subtle effect, and looking at nanoparticle doses that are closer to what you might really be exposed to."
"They tend to settle onto the cells representing the gastrointestinal tract and cause remodeling or loss of the microvilli, which are tiny projections on the surface of the intestinal absorptive cells that help to increase the surface area available for absorption," said Mahler. "This loss of surface area tends to result in a decrease in nutrient absorption. Some of the nanoparticles also cause pro-inflammatory signaling at high doses, and this can increase the permeability of the intestinal model.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-food-packaging-negatively-affecting-nutrient.html#jCp
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This why you gotta take the food out of the packaging before eating it.
Brilliant! I've been eating whole tuna cans all this time! Thank you Anon, truly you are a lifesaver!
actual studies that are INCONCLUSIVE, are not the same as fearmongering by NRA or rightwingers doing the bidding of multinaitonals and hedge funds.

damn Chad, you saved the day with your wisdom again
cause those bottles are biodegradable

thank god I can steal high quality glass bottled water from work,
>Sup im in denial

Hi Indenail, im Bill

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A Florida Man arrested early Thursday on a drunk driving charge was in his underwear behind the wheel, according to cops who noted that the suspect’s drawers were imprinted with the word “breathalyzer” and the phrase “blow here,” which was “near his genitals.”

After spotting a Dodge pickup truck weaving on a Port St. Lucie highway around 3 AM, a cop pulled the vehicle over outside a Best Western hotel, according to an arrest affidavit.

The driver, Daryle Lee Campbell, was handcuffed due to his “furtive actions and for officer safety.” Campbell, 54, had been spotted throwing a “black object” from his truck, though the item was not recovered by police.

During questioning, Campbell claimed that he was en route to help a friend who had a flat tire. Campbell--barefoot and in his underwear--seemed jittery, was unsteady on his feet, and appeared “under the influence of a stimulant,” the affidavit notes. After Campbell declined to perform field sobriety tests, he was arrested on a DUI charge.

An inventory of Campbell’s ride turned up a “penis ring” in the truck’s center console, as well as “several condoms about the vehicle and binoculars sitting on the passenger seat.” Cops concluded that Campbell may have been “attempting to attract prostitutes in the area or other lewd and lascivious behavior.”

Though clad in novelty underwear, Campbell “had his hair gelled and combed.” While Campbell’s drawers were not further described by investigators, they were likely similar to the silky boxers seen below.

Campbell’s rap sheet includes two prior drunk driving convictions, police noted. Court records show that he has also been convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, cocaine possession, and resisting arrest.

Pictured above, Campbell is scheduled for an April 23 arraignment on the misdemeanor DUI count.

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Go to b than faggot. I come here for straight news, not silly Florida bullshit
>getting this upset over a few silly articles posted a week
I like these ones getting posted
>straight news

Haha, Florida Man is big news dude, it's a friendly reminder to never set foot in the state of Florida.
>Campbell, 54, had been spotted throwing a "black object" from his truck

How much money says that was a dildo?


A campaign led by anti-gun activist David Hogg aimed at the advertisers of Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show The Ingraham Angle appears to have backfired, as her ratings have reportedly risen by over 20 percent.
“Since Ingraham returned from vacation on April 9, total viewership of her program has averaged about 2.7 million (Monday through Thursday; Friday’s numbers are not available),” Newsbusters reported.

“Compare that to the ratings from March 26 through March 29, the Monday through Thursday just prior to the boycott: That week, Ingraham’s total viewership averaged 2.23 million,” it continued. “The increase in her ratings since the boycott began is more than 20 percent.”

The rise in ratings follows a campaign led by student activist David Hogg, who began targeting Ingraham’s advertisers after she made derogatory comments about Hogg’s failure to get into certain colleges – an action for which she later apologized.

However, Hogg pressed on with the campaign, urging companies to boycott The Ingraham Angle, denouncing the apology as an “effort just to save your advertisers.”

Around 27 companies including Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair, StitchFix, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Atlantis Paradise Island, and Liberty Mutual agreed to pull advertising, although other companies have refused.

Despite the campaign, Fox News have expressed their support for Ingraham, warning that they “will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”

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It won't last, but it was worth it just for the fuck-you factor.
He also couldn't hey Columbine high school to join his little walk out in memory of..... Columbine high school.

His 15 mins are up and all he did was hurt the Dems and make the NRA have their best membership and funding drive ever.
Ahh, Hogg's a loser so says Breitbart.

very low cred rating there.

Paul Krugman @ NYTimes will prob hav a rebuttal.
Parland "shooting" was a HOAX no one died! Hogg is a crisis actor
Into the trash it goes

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Parkland survivor David Hogg calls on advertisers to boycott Laura Ingraham's Fox News show after she accused him of 'whining' about his college rejections.

Hogg tweeted at Ingraham directly following the hit, writing: 'Soooo what are your biggest advertisers...Asking for a friend. #BoycottIngramAdverts'.

He then tweeted a list of advertisers which included AT&T, Nutrish, Allstate, Esurance, Bayer, Liberty Mutual, Arby's, TripAdvisor, Nestle, and Hulu.

Hogg instructed his nearly 600,000 followers to pick a number between 1 and 12 and contact the company next to the number

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ITs funny how quickly Dumb and Dumbers 15 mins have faded. All the anti-gun nonsense as pretty much died off again and not much was accomplished even with all the astroturfing.
>>ITT: A bunch of conservatives get pissy because liberals have started saying shit back.

waahhh, poor Ingraham being oppressed by people not wanting to support her show.

Maybe someone should bake her a fucking cake next.
Hehe this little fags cruasde hasn't aged well has it.
And now they are back and she had a 20% boost in ratings.

Look again, the person getting the support is Laura, her ratings have seen a double digit increase and this little fag is having to delete tweets because people don't want to join his little marches anymore.

His 15 mins are up.
>nra shills realize they have no leg to stand on so they resort to petty insults
hilarious tbh

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It's too dangerous out there!

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It's confirmd, major Atl Ocean current at slowest speed in 1000 yrs portending signif climate disruption.
the slow speed is CAUSED by the warming of climate disruption.
>CAUSED by the warming of climate disruption.
hah here is the climate shill to spread his alarmist nonsense again.
Another winter storm warning for St Paul tomorrow. Stay safe bros :3
>everything is fine guise, snow in april is totally normal
Depends where you live. Parts of NY (state) pretty regularly get a little snow in April or even May sometimes. We have 1-2 inches forecast for tomorrow and no one is even batting an eye.


WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump asked Director James B. Comey of the F.B.I. to investigate and knock down a lurid but unverified report that placed Mr. Trump years earlier in a Moscow hotel suite with prostitutes, explaining to Mr. Comey that the fantastic story was untrue and was painful and distressing to his wife, Melania Trump.

Mr. Comey describes two January 2017 conversations between himself and Mr. Trump in “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” Mr. Comey’s new memoir, which is set to be released Tuesday. The New York Times acquired a copy of the book before its release, and accounts of the exchange appeared in reports by several other news organizations on Thursday evening.

By Mr. Comey’s accounts, Mr. Trump, then the president-elect, disputed the so-called Steele dossier, a document compiled by a former British intelligence officer that detailed an allegation in which Mr. Trump watched prostitutes urinate on each other. Mr. Comey writes that Mr. Trump insisted that “there’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me” in part because he is a self-professed germophobe. “No way.”

Four months later, Mr. Trump abruptly fired Mr. Comey, setting in motion a cascade of political and legal consequences that led directly to the appointment of Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mr. Comey and Mr. Trump have been engaged in a verbal war with each other, often on Twitter, since then.
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In His May 3, 2017, Testimony In Front Of The Senate Judiciary Committee, Former FBI Director Comey Stated He Had Never Been An Anonymous Source, Nor Authorized Someone Else To Be An Anonymous Source, In News Reports Concerning The Trump Or Clinton Investigation. SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (D-IA): "Director Comey, have you ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?" FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "Never." GRASSLEY: "Question two, relatively related, have you ever authorized someone else at the FBI to be an anonymous source in news reports about the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation?" COMEY: "No." (James Comey, Committee On The Judiciary, U.S. Senate,
June 8, 2017, Comey Admitted To The Senate Select Committee On Intelligence He Asked A Close Friend To Share The Contents Of The Memo With A Reporter With The Hope It Might Prompt The Appointment Of A Special Counsel. SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-ME): "Finally, did you show copies of your memos to anyone outside of the Department of Justice?" COMEY: "Yes." COLLINS: "And to whom did you show copies?" COMEY: "I asked - the President tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there's not tapes. I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night because it didn't dawn on me originally, that there might be corroboration for our conversation. There might a tape. My judgment was, I need to get that out into the public square. I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. Didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons. I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. I asked a close friend to do it." COLLINS: "Was that Mr. Wittes?" COMEY: "No." COLLINS: "Who was it?" COMEY: "A close friend who is a professor at Columbia law school." COLLINS: "Thank you." (James Comey, Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence, U.S. Senate, Hearing , 06/08/17)
Comey was fired on May 9.
>but we all know that the law is not applied equally.
No one who held high US office is ever jailed.

Hillary is politically dead, something the FBI was instrumental in, and rehashing that every time someone brings up Trump just makes it look like the Trump supporters have no defense. But Trump's not getting jailed no matter what happens, nor is Obama, nor is Bush (or Oliver North, indicted on 16 felony counts of treason and convicted in three - yet went on to be a Senator, which felons are not supposed to be able to do... Or those two senators who committed treason by aiding the opposition in Honduras, who nothing happened to at all).

So in that sense, the law is applied equally - or rather, it is equally not applied.

Whataboutism is never a defense in anycase.
Literally retarded.
>Comey’s Memoir Offers Visceral Details on a President ‘Untethered to Truth’
in his interview he also admitted that during the clinton investigation they conducted on the assumption that she would be elected president

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> Exclusive: Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis
>This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks – and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world – despite all the doubters – is perfectly genuine.
>War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.
>As Dr Assim Rahaibani announces this extraordinary conclusion, it is worth observing that he is by his own admission not an eyewitness himself and, as he speaks good English, he refers twice to the jihadi gunmen of Jaish el-Islam [the Army of Islam] in Douma as “terrorists” – the regime’s word for their enemies, and a term used by many people across Syria. Am I hearing this right? Which version of events are we to believe?
>By bad luck, too, the doctors who were on duty that night on 7 April were all in Damascus giving evidence to a chemical weapons enquiry, which will be attempting to provide a definitive answer to that question in the coming weeks.
>France, meanwhile, has said it has “proof” chemical weapons were used, and US media have quoted sources saying urine and blood tests showed this too. The WHO has said its partners on the ground treated 500 patients “exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals”.
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>trying this hard to scrub a dictator sand nigger clean
>Mfw I'm not smart enough to come up with some witty comment about how dumb you but am smart enough to see how dumb this is.
Gosh you sound smart. You've certainly convinced me with your poor writing and grammar.
5th columnist propaganda. Spasiba tovarisch.
At least i don't support a sand nigger
at least this sand nigger doesnt suck israeli cock

Goldman-Sachs tells companies to stop curing people because it is not as profitable as chronic treatment
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>guaranteed replies
have all of my this
>lacking dollarydoos AND the patent to make and sell chemo drugs, seeks to make a better product
>>they make the cure

...and they all lived happily ever after
and as we all know, everything churned out from a lab, the world wide web, a sketch artist's studio, a record company, a fashion designer is always good and wholesome and cheap and solves all our problems!
>Goldman-Sachs tells companies to stop curing people because it is not as profitable as chronic treatment
I dont even need to wager that the Hebrews are at fault, its pretty self-evident in this case

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“Old enough to know better” loses out to “old enough to just not care” as two seniors slice each other with same weapon.

By and large, getting drunk and solving your problems with your fists is a young man’s way of doing things. Consider, for example, 63-year-old Chikai Tamura, who was out drinking at a restaurant in the town of Yukihashi, Fukuoka Prefecture last Friday night.

While at the establishment he became involved in a verbal altercation with another patron, an unnamed man who is eight years Tamura’s senior. But even after the pair (who were previous acquaintances) left the restaurant, Tamura decided against using his fists to settle their differences.

Unfortunately, he decided to use a sickle instead.

Reports don’t indicate whether Tamura happened to have the gardening tool on him while he was drinking at the restaurant or if he procured or retrieved it from somewhere after leaving. Either way, he swung the bladed instrument at the other man, striking him in the head.

However, the blow was not fatal, and the man, showing what must have been incredible determination, managed to wrestle the sickle away from Tamura. With the tables turned, the man counterattacked, swinging the weapon and slicing into Tamura’s leg. Doctors estimate Tamura’s wounds will take three weeks to heal, with the prognosis being one week for the man who was struck in the head.
When questioned about the incident, Tamura said that he merely intended to intimidate the man, telling investigators “I swung [the sickle] to threaten him, and ended up hitting him. I wasn’t trying to kill him.” The man also denied specifically wanting to inflict bodily harm, saying “I swiped [the sickle] in the direction of his leg, and wound up hitting him.”

The flimsy excuses weren’t enough to convince the police to let them off, however. The fact that a late-night sickle fight on Friday the 13th would make a fitting horror movie plot isn’t buying them any leniency, either, and the Fukuoka Prefectural Police have placed both men under arrest, charging Tamura with attempted murder and the other man with assault.

Forty Ambassadors to the United Nations, from a quarter of the countries with which Israel has diplomatic relations, are visiting Israel this week on a delegation organized by the American Zionist Movement in cooperation with Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The Ambassadors, who hail from Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America, covering all UN Regional Groups, are meeting government officials, touring historical, religious and strategic sites and participating in events to commemorate Yom Ha’Atzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the nation.

“Seventy years after the United Nations played a key role in the founding of the State of Israel, it is significant that so many foreign Ambassadors to UN are visiting Israel to see firsthand the history and accomplishments of the country,” said Richard D. Heideman, AZM President.

>“Seventy years after the United Nations played a key role in the founding of the State of Israel, it is significant that so many foreign Ambassadors to UN are visiting Israel to see firsthand the history and accomplishments of the country,” said Richard D. Heideman, AZM President.

It's not hard to becoming a leading country of the middle east when you're receiving welfare, lobbyist's money and abusing people.
waste of money

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