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Source: Washington Post

A West Virginia newspaper is in bankruptcy. The powerful coal industry celebrates.

Today 00:36 GMT

One day after the Charleston Gazette-Mail declared bankruptcy, coal industry attorney Robert McLusky made light of the newspaper’s plight.

Yet McLusky’s comments betrayed the ill will between the coal industry, which has dominated the economy and politics of West Virginia for the better part of a century, and the state’s premier newspaper, the feisty Gazette-Mail, which has played an important role in checking the industry’s power.

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Source: Washington Post

A potentially powerful new antibiotic is discovered in dirt

Thursday 03:20 GMT

Its discovery is proof of a powerful principle, he said: A world of potentially useful untapped biodiversity is still waiting to be discovered.

(This microbe was originally found in the dirt of a New Jersey farm field, though the antibiotic research was conducted using cell cultures.) Bacteria have been fighting one another for billions of years — far, far longer than humans have been around — so it's hardly surprising that they have evolved all the best weapons.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte