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Losing control of our farmland

Rich foreign countries are buying up Thai farmland to ensure their own food supplies, said Sanitsuda Ekachai. An international nonprofit farmers’ rights group has documented “an alarming trend of governments and corporations buying up farmland on a large scale in ...
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Crash Cover Up?

New York City Several former federal investigators now say that a missile likely caused the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800, in which all 230 people aboard were killed, and that the official explanation for the disaster was intentionally falsified ...
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Giant dinosaur species discovered in Africa

Giant dinosaur species discovered in Africa

A study has discovered a new giant species of dinosaur fossils in South Africa.  The new species lived about 200 million years ago and was twice the size of the modern-day African elephant.  According to the study this animal was ...
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Antarctica Journal Q&A: Similarities and differences – COVID-19 and influenza

Similarities and differences – COVID-19 and influenza

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, comparisons have been drawn to influenza. Both cause respiratory disease, yet there are important differences between the two viruses and how they spread. This has important implications for the public health measures that ...
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Gene editing

Gene editing: A step toward ‘designer babies’

“Turns out the rumors are true,”. Word has spread through the scientific community that “researchers in China have successfully edited the genomes of human embryos.” Those rumors were confirmed when a team from Sun Yat-sen University published laboratory results revealing ...
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Stopping elephant poachers

Radioactive residue from the Cold War could provide a valuable tool for stemming the deadly trade in illegal ivory, National Geographic News reports. Poachers killed an estimated 30,000 African elephants last year alone for their tusks—an ongoing slaughter that threatens ...
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Louisiana Wants Bible To Be Official State Book

■ Louisiana lawmakers are considering legislation that makes the Holy Bible the "official state book."The legislation was opposed by some Democrats—not because it suggests the state's endorsement of one religion, but because it originally specified the King James version, which ...
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Urbanization Helps China Eliminate Poverty

BEIJING - The greatest risk China faces in its historic modernization is the massive imbalance between urban and rural areas, according to the country's top agriculture official. "The most important and difficult task is to resolve issues concerning agriculture, countryside ...
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Human remains found in 2,100-year-old shipwreck

Human remains found in 2,100-year-old shipwreck

According to researchers the human remains found on an ancient shipwreck from 2100 years ago will shed some light on the past that was thought to be lost.  The researchers found human remains off the Greek Island of Antikythera in ...
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HOW CHILDREN OF ONE PARENT HOMES STRUGGLE

HOW CHILDREN OF ONE PARENT HOMES STRUGGLE

Researchers have found that when there is only one parent in the home the children have a tendency to smoke or drink alcohol.  The study examined 11,000 children and found that when they were under the age of 7 when ...
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