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Colorado Vault Is Fort Knox For The World's Seeds

At Colorado State University, billions of seeds and other genetic material sit inside a giant storage vault. They're kept there in case of a loss of plant or animal life on a regional or global scale. But the investigation into GMO wheat in Oregon has raised questions about security at the facility.
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A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

Existing concepts in science like linear induction motors and magnetic levitation are back in the spotlight thanks to Elon Musk's proposal for a rail system that can travel faster than the speed of sound.
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Windsor, Ontario, To Detroit: 'Reset And Come Out Stronger'

When Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection last month, the people in Windsor, which is located directly across the Detroit River, took note. And while Detroit's economic troubles are far deeper than Windsor's, the two cities' economic fortunes are linked.
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Patients Can Pay A High Price For ER Convenience

Free-standing emergency rooms, separate from hospitals, are popping up across the country. Many look like urgent-care centers, but the ERs charge much more. Many consumers don't realize the difference until they get the bill.
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Judge Throws Out Discrimination Claims Against Paula Deen

A deposition related to the suit led to widespread criticism of Deen and cost her sponsors and her Food Network TV show.
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London Puts Stop To Sidewalk Bins That Track Cellphones

The Renew company has been asked to cease tracking the cellphones of pedestrians who pass its recycling bins, which also double as kiosks showing video advertisements. The bins logged data about any Wi-Fi-enabled device that passed within range.
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The Future Of Television

Higher costs, new technology and alternative TV programming options are leading many viewers to cut the cord to cable.

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Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs?

Also: the first English-language bookstore in Cuba; the role of public libraries during natural disasters; the best books coming out this week.
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Port Of Baltimore Up For Another Record-Breaking Year

Officials say that the port handled over 9.55 million tons of general cargo from July 2012 to June 2013, topping fiscal 2012's 9.33 million tons. 

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U.S. Postal Service Reports Quarterly Losses

The U.S. postal service posted $740 million in losses last quarter — making it nearly $4 billion so far this year. These losses come despite major trims to the operating budget in 2013.

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