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American Farmers Are Growing Old, With Spiraling Costs Keeping Out Young

September 24, 2014 - 8:46am
The nation's farmers are 17 years older than the average American worker, with younger would-be farmers hobbled by rising costs of land and technology.
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In Record Turnout Demographics Shape Scotland's Emphatic No Vote

September 23, 2014 - 2:01pm
Rural areas, far-flung islands, and industrial cities the Yes side needed to win all voted to stay in the U.K.
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Japan to Resume Whaling Next Year, Defying International Whaling Commi

September 23, 2014 - 12:46pm
The country will restart its controversial scientific whaling program next year.
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A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Ear

September 23, 2014 - 11:31am
Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.
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Why Tiny Microbes Mean Big Things for Farming

September 23, 2014 - 9:16am
Humble soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world.
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Bear Mauling in Wyoming: Why Do They Attack?

September 23, 2014 - 5:31am
A man attacked and killed by a bear in a remote forest in Wyoming is a reminder to always be prepared around the animals.
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Richard III Killed by Sustained Attack, Suffering 9 Wounds to Head

September 23, 2014 - 2:16am
Shakespeare got it wrong. A new study shows Richard III died for want of a helmet, not a horse.
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Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks

September 22, 2014 - 3:16pm
Artificial sweeteners might unexpectedly increase blood sugar levels in some people, a study of gut microbes suggests.
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Amid Drought, New California Law Will Limit Groundwater Pumping for Fi

September 22, 2014 - 11:31am
As the epic drought persists, the state decides to limit groundwater pumping—but not before the 2020s at the earliest.
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Fascination With Chernobyl Inspires Surreptitious Visits

September 22, 2014 - 11:31am
After the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, more than a thousand square miles were abandoned, inspiring the curious and adventurous to sneak into the exclusion zone.
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Hawaiian Volcano Sends Lava Oozing Toward Town, With No Telling When I

September 22, 2014 - 11:31am
Residents await a slow-moving threat from the Kilauea volcano.
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It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds

September 21, 2014 - 11:31am
A new study suggests that people evolved distinct faces because this variability eases recognition.
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World Making Progress Against Hunger, Report Finds, but Large Pockets

September 21, 2014 - 7:46am
A new report shows that rates of undernourishment have gone down in most countries, but in others, the problem of food access is far from solved.
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Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Environmental Report Sees Economic Opportu

September 21, 2014 - 6:31am
Smart planning and new technologies are key to a brighter future, says a report from Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
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Landing Site Chosen for Spacecraft's Daring Rendezvous With Comet

September 21, 2014 - 6:31am
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission picks a target site for landing a robot on a comet's challenging terrain.
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8 Places That Showcase Atomic Age Archaeology for Tourists

September 21, 2014 - 6:31am
From the early atomic advances in Chicago to the bunkers built for U.S. leaders in wartime, eight places tell the story of the nuclear age.
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Landing Site Chosen for Spacecraft's Daring Rendezvous With Comet

September 21, 2014 - 6:31am
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission picks a target site for landing a robot on a comet's challenging terrain.
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Why I Bought the Magna Carta

September 20, 2014 - 11:31am
David Rubenstein practices what he calls patriotic philanthropy. Among his efforts: buying an original 1297 Magna Carta, an Emancipation Proclamation, and a Declaration of Independence for public display.
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In Countdown to Scotland’s Independence Vote, Exploring the Country Behind the Clichés

September 20, 2014 - 10:16am
A journalist sets off on a quest for a better understanding of his native land.
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Can Genetic Engineering Save the Florida Orange?

September 20, 2014 - 7:46am
Genetically modified oranges resist a disease that's destroying Florida's groves. But will Americans drink the juice?
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