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2016 hopefuls pick up pace ahead of Iowa caucuses

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The first major event of the 2016 election season is less than a week away as campaigns ramp up their efforts to pull ahead in Iowa. Continue reading

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Deadly fungus threatens bananas

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Banana farmers are in the midst of a serious battle to protect one of the world’s most popular fruits from a fatal fungus. Continue reading

ITALY - JANUARY 20:  Ancient painting of Florence. The burial place of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa located in the Florence's former Convent of Saint Orsola now abandoned and derelict. An Italian art historian Giuseppe Pallanti found a death notice in the archives of a church in Florence that referred to "the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, deceased July 15, 1542, and buried at Sant'Orsola, where she spent her final days, at age 63." Lisa Gherardini, as Leonardo's model was called in real life, was the wife of Florentine tradesman Francesco del Giocondo. Sant'Orsola, now disused and in ruins, is near the San Lorenzo basilica at the heart of the Tuscan metropolis. Another researcher urged a search at the site for Lisa Gherardini's remains. "Thanks to modern techniques, scientists can determine her physical aspect, maybe even her face and thereby make an important contribution" to establishing her identity.  (Photo by Eric VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Is genius contagious?

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How does a community of diverse individuals foster new ideas? Continue reading

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016.  Michigan National Guard members were set to arrive in Flint as soon as Wednesday to join door-to-door efforts to distribute bottled water and other supplies to residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water.     REUTERS/Rebecca Cook - RTX22AL4

Poison water in Flint affects everyone’s health—especially kids

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A man-made water crisis in Flint, Michigan began five years ago when the city government decided to switch water sources in an effort to save money. Continue reading

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Home visits for new mothers helps baby brain development

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Essential question How much of an influence does a baby’s environment and care have on how they later do in school and as…read more

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