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China Admits That A Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

China Admits That A Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China’s farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time.

There’s A ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse Tonight, But Will You Be Able To See It?

There’s A ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse Tonight, But Will You Be Able To See It?

It’s looking like clouds will obscure Monday night’s lunar eclipse for nearly all of the U.S. East Coast, but much of the West and Midwest should be able to see it.

What’s A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860

What’s A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860

It’s a classic example of supply and demand: How much would you pay for a bottle of fresh air in one of the world’s most polluted cities?

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.

Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 Billion

Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 Billion

The Federal Reserve continues to see “progress in the labor market,” so it will continue to wind down its economic stimulus program.

Scientists Announce A Big-Bang Breakthrough

Scientists Announce A Big-Bang Breakthrough

Researchers say they’ve discovered that gravitational waves rippled through the fabric of space-time in the first sliver of a second after the Big Bang — the first direct evidence for a mysterious, ultrarapid expansion at the dawn of the universe.

Florida Is No. 1 Seed For NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Florida Is No. 1 Seed For NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Florida’s 26-game winning streak vaulted it to the top as the No. 1 seed in the South and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament.

After 5-Decade Career, NPR’s Carl Kasell Will Retire

After 5-Decade Career, NPR’s Carl Kasell Will Retire

After a five-decade career in broadcasting, Carl Kasell announced his retirement on Tuesday.

More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School

More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School

Suspicion is immediately focusing on the Islamist group Boko Haram as word emerges about another horrific attack on school children in Nigeria.

Mars ‘Jelly Doughnut’ Mystery Solved: It’s Just A Rock, NASA Says

Mars ‘Jelly Doughnut’ Mystery Solved: It’s Just A Rock, NASA Says

It appeared out of the red, like something dropped by a Martian Homer Simpson. But now NASA has an explanation for the “jelly doughnut” object photographed by the Opportunity rover in December.

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