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Commercial Airliners Had Their Safest Year Ever, Flight Trackers Say

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:17pm

There were no fatalities on commercial passenger jets anywhere in the world in 2017, according to two groups that track airplane crash data. Air travel has grown steadily safer in the past decades.

(Image credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP)

From Hooch To Haute Cuisine: A Nearly Extinct Bootlegger's Corn Gets A Second Shot

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:06pm

Jimmy Red — the heirloom bootleg "whiskey" corn — was almost lost forever, until someone revived it. Now it's thriving and the darling of Southern chefs and distillers.

(Image credit: Peter Frank Edwards)

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