A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Apr. 21

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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SPOILER WARNING:
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…

TODAY’S PUZZLE:

Farms that turn cow manure into electricity are reducing emissions of a harmful greenhouse gas. What’s the global warming potential of this gas over a 20-year period?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [immortal hydrozoa] to find the jellyfish called Turritopsis nutricula. Then [Turritopsis nutricula cell conversion process] to learn that it uses transdifferentiation to regenerate itself indefinitely. While this has been observed only in lab settings, this jellyfish can theoretically reform itself indefinitely, giving it a kind of immortality.

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