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Jay Keasling (left), speaking with Rajit Sapar at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, is pioneering a technique to develop diesel fuel from yeast. Courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hide caption

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Put Down Oil Drill, Pick Up The Test Tube: Making Fuel From Yeast

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Global Thermostat's pilot plant in Menlo Park, Calif., pulls carbon dioxide from the surrounding air. The next challenge is to find uses for the captured gas. Courtesy of Global Thermostat hide caption

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This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time

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Inspired by "Standing Man" Erdem Gunduz, protesters stand silently during an action at Istanbul's Taksim Square on June 23. Among the latest recommended reads from Tina Brown is a Foreign Affairs article on how Turkey's manipulates media coverage of political unrest. Burak Kara/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: On Media, The People, And Strife

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Aracelis Upia Montero works at the Alta Gracia garment factory in the Dominican Republic. She says she was desperately poor before she began working at the factory, which pays much higher than usual wages. "I'm now eligible for loans and credits from the bank because I earn a good salary," she says. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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Can This Dominican Factory Pay Good Wages And Make A Profit?

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A copy of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order requiring Verizon to give the National Security Agency information about calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries. AP hide caption

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Why The FISA Court Is Not What It Used To Be

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Teachers are not coming out of the nation's colleges of education ready, according to a study released Tuesday by U.S.News & World Report and the National Council on Teacher Quality. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Study: Teacher Prep Programs Get Failing Marks

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Bonfires light up the Belfast skyline on July 12, 1997, as Protestant loyalists commemorate the 17th century victory of a Protestant king over his deposed Catholic predecessor. Known as the Battle of the Boyne, the confrontation is part of a long history of tensions in the region. Paul McErlane/AP hide caption

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Crime In The City

In Neville's Thrillers, Belfast's Violent Past Still Burns

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