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A truck drives on top of a levee that protects a soybean field in New Madrid...
A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. But small towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
Botanists say this plant is the fern equivalent of a human-lemur love child....
Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.
Work has resumed at West Coast ports after nearly nine months of slow downs and work stoppages. Despite last week's tentative labor agreement, it could take months to get things back to normal.
On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then discarded because she wore a Muslim headscarf.
Can tweets be analyzed to predict heart disease? New research suggests the answer is yes.
Renee Montagne talks to Linda Kintsler of Foreign Policy magazine about bomb attacks in Ukraine. Many people fear this is a sign the war is about the spread in their direction.