High School girl discovers polystyrene eating bacterium

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Top awards in last month’s Intel International Science Fair go to Tseng I-Ching from Taiwan who discovered a ‘red bacterium’ derived from mealworm beetles that metabolizes polystyrene, according to an article in Taiwan News which was picked up in this blog posting.

(photo: dhcp.tcgs.tc.edu.tw)

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