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Crude Oil Made From Algae May Compete With Cheap Petroleum

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Posted on Jan 6, 2014

Scientists can turn the sea plants into oil in less than 60 minutes; the FDA is forcing antibacterial soap manufacturers to prove the efficacy of their product or take it off the shelves; meanwhile, America’s state borders would look very different if many had their way. These discoveries and more below.

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

Scientists Turn Algae Into Crude Oil In Less Than An Hour
Out of all the clean energy options in development, it is algae-based biofuel that most closely resembles the composition of the crude oil that gets pumped out from beneath the sea bed.

The Irony of the American Studies Israel Boycott
The recent announcement by the American Studies Association (ASA) that its members voted to support an “academic boycott of Israel,” has predictably stirred a flurry of comment over the holidays.

Lieberman: Some Israeli Arab Towns Must Be Made Part of Palestine Under Peace Deal
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday he would not support any peace agreement that does not include the exchange of Israeli Arab land and population, calling that demand a “basic condition” that he has already clarified to the international community.

Five Reasons Why You Should Probably Stop Using Antibacterial Soap
A few weeks ago, the FDA announced a bold new position on antibacterial soap: Manufacturers have to show that it’s both safe and more effective than simply washing with conventional soap and water, or they have to take it off the shelves in the next few years.

‘Thanks for Doing Zionism’s Filthy Work’: A Response to Ari Shavit
Palestinian historian Nur Massalha wrote that from time to time, starting as early as 1949, Israelis have been periodically washed by waves of revelations and remorse for the injustices that enabled the establishment of a Jewish State.

A Map of the 124 United States of America That Could Have Been
The fact that we’ve kept the number of U.S. states relatively static is nothing short a miracle—there have been hundreds of attempts at state secession over the years.

MLA in the Boycott Spotlight: Should Panels Be Balanced?
On a scholarly panel, does balance of views matter?

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication.

A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

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