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Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey

America's farmers aren't growing enough organic corn and soybeans for our organic animals. Farmers in China, India and Argentina are filling the gap, but tight supplies have led to shortages.
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U.S. Lets 141 Trillion Calories Of Food Go To Waste Each Year

Americans wasted 31 percent of all food that was available in 2010, the USDA reports. For the first time, the agency calculated what that means in terms of calories, too.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small

The astrophysicist says that participating in a "great unfolding of a cosmic story" should make us feel large, not small. This spring, Tyson hosts a TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.
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More Hints That Dad's Age At Conception Helps Shape A Child's Brain

A study that took many other potential influences into account found that kids born to men 45 and older were more likely than the children of younger fathers to develop autism or ADHD.
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Robot Swarm: A Flock Of Drones That Fly Autonomously

Inspired by birds that fly in tight bunches, researchers fit drones with GPS, processors, and radios that allow them to navigate in formation or while following a leader.
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Feeling The Fiscal Squeeze, EPA Seeks To Slim Down

The Environmental Protection Agency is offering buyouts to some of its employees. The move comes as a number of federal agencies, under pressure from the sequester, are trying to slim their budgets.
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Portable Potables: How To Fight Drought By Reusing Water

David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, explains the many methods of capturing and reusing drinking water.
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'Planet Bonanza' Indeed: NASA Unveils 715 New Worlds

The space agency announces a stunning discovery, as the Kepler mission identifies 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The finding boosts the verified number of such planets by around 70 percent.
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Why We Miss Creative Ideas That Are Right Under Our Noses

In crowdsourcing, a big challenge is not with coming up with creative ideas, but identifying creative ideas. A bias makes us bad at spotting creative ideas when they come from those working around us.
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The Galaxy In Your Toilet Bowl

Our resident physicist, Adam Frank, likes to point out the great science happening around us all the time. Even there in your toilet bowl, that whirl of water is similar to a spiraling galaxy.

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