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Your LaCroix can't kill cockroaches. Or you.
As corn supplies dry up, green stuff from the sea could feed livestock
Selective research and skewed results
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A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.
What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.
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