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Rewarding Farmers for Planting Trees

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Roots play a crucial role in filtering our water and keeping it clean. But what do they get from us in return? Nothing. Sabri Ben-Achour looks into a plan to reward landowners for letting their land remain natural. Virginia's Department of Forestry is paying farmers to plant trees in the hopes they can save money and protect rapidly disappearing forests.

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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.

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