Studying the fruit fly, a household nuisance but a time-honored experimental subject, has enabled…

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Unlike most severance packages, which require workers to stay until the last day scheduled to collect…

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According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, more…

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In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation of the value and workings of archaeology…

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Unearthed in China, fossils of feathered dinosaurs offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered…

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The steel industry has changed radically over the last two decades, as large, integrated companies such as Bethlehem…

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Birds known as honey guides exhibit a unique pattern of behavior: the bird leads another animal, such as a…

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At an orientation meeting, the travelers were told that a visa, a landing card, and evidence of inoculation…

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Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and…

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In January 1994 an oil barge ran aground off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, leaking its cargo…

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Galileo did not invent the telescope, but on hearing, in 1609, that such an optical instrument had been made…

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Humans have been damaging the environment for centuries by overcutting trees and farming too intensively…

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For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking…

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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape…

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Currently 26 billion barrels a year, world consumption of oil is rising at a rate of 2 percent annually.

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Giuseppe Alessi, a world-class chef whose life has been a search for the genuine and the delicious in Florentine…

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A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half its gold reserves and this…

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As the honeybee ’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where it is inserted, this results in the act of stinging…

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Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United…

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According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more…

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Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded…

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After more than four decades of research and development, a new type of jet engine is being tested that…

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Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the rise: last year in the United States, over…

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In an effort to reduce the number of fires started by cigarettes, a major tobacco company is test- marketing a…

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In Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which…

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Scholars who once thought Native American literatures were solely oral narratives recorded…

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Imported into Massachusetts from Europe in 1869, the gypsy moth was used by a French…

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Most of the purported health benefits of tea comes from antioxidants— compounds also found…

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For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany…

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For the first time in the modern era, non-Hispanic Whites are officially a minority in California…

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Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are…

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Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus the high costs and low ethics of campaign…

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According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American…

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When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in…

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A New York City ordinance of 1897 regulated the use of bicycles, mandated a maximum speed…

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Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland…

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Fossils of a whale that beached on an African shore more than a million years ago and…

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There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can…

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Since February, the Federal Reserve has raised its short-term interest rate target five times, and because of the economy’s…

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Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the movies—less than those killed…

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The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically and the first play by a Black woman to be…

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The fact of some fraternal twins resembling each other greatly and others looking quite dissimilar highlights an interesting and often…

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In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it…

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Many entomologists say that campaigns to eradicate the fire ant in the United States have failed because the chemicals that…

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Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales…

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Today’s technology allows manufacturers to make small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time…

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Competition in the mid-nineteenth century by large western farms gradually caused farmers in Pennsylvania to turn to livestock raising, but before that it was predominantly grain-producing.

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Leaching, the recovery of copper from the drainage water of mines, as a method of the extraction of minerals…

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The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach…

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That twenty-one ceramic dog figurines were discovered during the excavating of a 1,000- year-old…

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A recent review of pay scales indicates that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

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Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

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The 32 species that make up the dolphin family are closely related to whales and in fact include the animal known as the killer whale, which can grow to be 30 feet long and is famous for its aggressive hunting pods.

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During her presidency of the short-lived Woman’s State Temperance Society (1852-1853)..

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By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the country’s..

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