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Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a...

Tactic for Pasteurizing Raw Eggs Kills Salmonella, Doesn’t Harm Egg Quality

Classic Caesar salad, old-fashioned eggnog, some homemade ice cream—and many other popular foods—may contain raw eggs. Now, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-led research has produced a...

Feeling in control may increase longevity

High sense of self-determination could make a difference in living healthier lives Do you believe in your own ability to succeed, or do you believe...

Divorce Rate Cut in Half for Couples Who Discussed Relationship Movies

A new study finds that watching and discussing movies about relationships is as effective in lowering divorce rates as other, more intensive early marriage...

DDT exposure a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s

Patients with Alzheimer's disease have significantly higher levels of DDE, the long-lasting metabolite of the pesticide DDT, in their blood than healthy people, a...

Crowd-Sourcing the Nation: 25,000 Manmade Map Features Edited

Civilian volunteers are making significant additions to the U.S. Geological Survey's ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Using crowd-sourcing techniques, the USGS'...

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