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Inspired research sends teen scientists to the finals of the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search

By Sid Perkins, 08:48 AM May 30, 2014

It’s easy to take drinking water for granted. Just turn on a faucet and out it comes. For nearly 800 million people around the world, that’s not the case. They have no access to safe sources of drinking water. That can be true even in places with lots of water, such as Bangladesh. There, tens of millions of people in rural areas depend on well water. Drinking that water, which often isn’t filtered or chemically treated, can expose people to dangerous germs and poisons.

One of those toxic subst...

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