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German Court Will Let Cities Ban Some Diesel Cars To Decrease Pollution

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 5:20pm

A German court has ruled that cities may bans diesel cars in order to bring down emissions levels.

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Pregnancy Rate Might Predict Future Recessions, Researchers Suggest

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 5:05pm

Conventional wisdom holds that fertility rates go down in response to an economic downturn. But a new study found that conception rates begin to drop before a recession actually begins.

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Children's Publishing House Takes Food Literacy Literally

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:48pm

Teaching kids how to eat healthfully and appreciate the cultural diversity of food begins with getting books about these themes into their hands, says Readers to Eaters' founding publisher.

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Can Nuclear Power Plants Generate Artistic Inspiration?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:19am

"Nuclear" artists see motivating muses where others see only grey buildings, drab fences, and white steam piping out of concrete cooling towers, says guest commentator Vincent Ialenti.

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Scientists Predict King Penguins Face Major Threats Due To Climate Change

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:47pm

The researchers say the problem is their primary source of food is moving further away from places where the animals can breed. They're likely going to have to swim farther for their dinner.

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How A Skeptical Rancher, Aided By An Outdoors Brand, Turned Climate Friendly

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 7:00am

It took a bit of arm-twisting to get on board because of previous encounters with environmentalists. But now, partnered with The North Face, the ranch sustainably produces wool for outdoor clothing.

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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

No, we're not talking about squatting. We're talking about a way to bend over that's nearly disappeared in our culture. And it could be one reason why back pain is so common in the U.S.

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