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A cornfield in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Photo by Flickr user BongoInc It turns out production of corn-based ethanol has a tremendous environmental cost, according to a new $500,000 government-funded study released on Sunday. While corn-based ethanol...
Photo by Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times via Getty Images A small plane showered pamphlets over Jalandhar, India Monday encouraging residents to vote in the Punjab election for Lok Sabha, or House of the People. The April 30 election will determine...
A five-and-a-half hour flight spent unconscious at 38,000 feet, complete with a temperature of negative 80 degrees and little oxygen to breathe, does not bode well for a human body. Authorities say a sixteen-year-old boy who was subjected to those...
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014 in Boston. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Update 12:22 p.m ET: Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won today’s marathon, logging back-to-back wins and setting a...
Yusef Komunyakaa reads his poem “I Am Silas” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. I Am Silas We worked the thorn bushes & front garden, hunted quail & jackrabbit deep into the woods, dipped fat hens into...
Photo by Flickr user Michael CoghlanWASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it is taking new steps to encourage certain federal prisoners to seek clemency and is preparing for thousands of new applications. The department plans to broaden the...