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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

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Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.

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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:47pm

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:47pm

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:20pm

It's enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.

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Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:20pm

It's enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.

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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:01am

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:01am

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:00pm

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:00pm

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:56pm

Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.

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Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:56pm

Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.

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How Peer Pressure May Encourage Tax Delinquents To Pay Up

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

A field experiment in Kentucky, Kansas and Wisconsin finds that shaming tax cheats is a more effective way to get scofflaws to pay up rather than threatening them with fines.

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Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.

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How Peer Pressure May Encourage Tax Delinquents To Pay Up

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

A field experiment in Kentucky, Kansas and Wisconsin finds that shaming tax cheats is a more effective way to get scofflaws to pay up rather than threatening them with fines.

» E-Mail This

Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.

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Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.

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