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A Midwest field circa 1936

70 Percent of Illinois Is In A Drought (And It’s Better Off Than Indiana)

Ferrets react to flu much like humans do.

How to Give a Ferret a Deadly Flu

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This Beautiful Window Art Also Saves Birds’ Lives

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Your Kid’s New Dermatologists: Barney and Kung Fu Panda

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We Are Already Living in Hollywood’s Dystopian Future

Not sure about you, but I wouldn’t want to live in a world where genetically engineered replicant robots prowled the dank, steel-and-microchip urban jungles a la Blade Runner. Likewise for the Minority Report future in which creepy pale kids call people out for murders they had not yet committed. It’s been 30 years since Blade Runner [...]

Satellites and refuse litter low Earth orbit.

Navy Wants to Thwart Space Debris By Releasing More Space Debris

Mining operations near Longyan, Fujian Province, China.

High-Tech’s Crucial Rare Earth Elements Are Already Running Low

‘World’s Rarest Toad’ Not Extinct After All

A solar farm at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

New Solar Cell Targets the 40% of Sun’s Energy That Others Miss

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Lego Meth Lab Makes It Almost Seem OK

One day, the sun will set for good on Lanai, Hawaii.

Does Larry Ellison Know His $600 Million Island Is Sinking?

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How Easter Island Statues ‘Walked’ To Their Stations

How to Make a Sweet Ride From Only Wood and Glue

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Pirate Vampire Dug Up in Bulgaria

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The Arc of History is Long, But it Bends Toward Asian Economic Dominance

Wind turbines in Pennsylvania

Scientists Save Bats and Birds from Wind Turbine Slaughter

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What’s the Difference Between Clinically Dead, Figuratively Dead and Just Plain Dead?

Simulation of a detection of the Higgs boson in the CMS experiment

Finally, For Real, We (May Have) Found the God Particle

Microoptics of the AWARE2 camera

Gigapixel Camera Takes 11-Foot Wide Photos in 0.01 Seconds

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Yankees Fans Actually Do Keep Their Enemies Closer — In Their Minds, At Least

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