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Nation Oct 14Are New Mexico’s green chiles in peril?
The chiles are New Mexico’s state vegetable, and represent what oranges are to Florida, or peanuts to Virginia: a symbolic source of pride and joy. The governor’s office claims the industry contributes $400 million annually to the land of enchantment’s…
World Oct 10More bodies found in case of 43 missing Mexican students
Four new mass graves were unveiled Thursday in the southwest Mexican town of Iguala, two weeks after a group of 43 students vanished in the region.
Science Oct 07Scientists say DNA determines coffee consumption
Is Java in the genes? New research from The Coffee and Caffeine Genetics Consortium has brought us closer than ever in the quest to understand why coffee affects people differently.
World Oct 06Sierra Leone faces deadliest day in Ebola outbreak
Sunday marked one of the deadliest days in this year’s Ebola epidemic. In Sierra Leone, the disease claimed 121 lives in 24 hours. The nation’s death toll has now jumped to 678, and 81 additional cases of the hemorrhagic…
Science Oct 01Why do honeybees die when they sting?
We return to our Just Ask feature, where experts tackle your questions on science and technology. Why do honeybees die when they sting? When a honeybee stings, it dies a gruesome death. The bee’s stinger is structured in such…
Nation Sep 30Illegal pot plantations a hazard to California salmon
Illegal Marijuana gardeners in northern California and southern Oregon are endangering fish populations by siphoning off millions of gallons of water from rivers each year.
Science Sep 24India becomes first Asian nation to put spacecraft in Mars’ orbit
India’s low cost spacecraft mission to Mars entered the Red Planet’s orbit Wednesday, following a 414 million mile journey that lasted over 10 months. It was cast into orbit by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Bangalore. The…
World Sep 1135 deaths due to Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo
The World Health Organization said Thursday that 35 people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, out of the 62 people sickened by the virus.
Health Sep 10How doctors can use social media as an obesity reduction tool
The obesity epidemic has put a strain on health services around the globe. London-based bariatric surgeon Dr. Hutan Ashrafian sees the effects of the disease daily, and his long patient list signals no end in sight. And so he and…
Science Sep 09Can we wire children’s brains to not crave junk food?
A study published in Psychological Science says it is possible to train children’s brains to resist craving junk food.