The bestselling 1970s book The Secret Life of Plants has been effectively debunked — but that hasn't stopped Stevie Wonder, Solange and scores of ambient musicians from chasing its leafy muse.
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The internet native parlayed his brilliance for virality into a breakout career via the year's most indelible single, and its most unlikely cultural flashpoint. But that was then.
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It's often hard to plug in a USB device on the first try. Ajay Bhatt, the chief inventor of the USB, agrees the design is annoying but says there was a good reason for it.
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A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of the experiment seems unlikely.
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Candidates have proposed everything from tax credits for renters to spending billions on new affordable housing to address a prime example of racial and income inequality.
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The court is continuing to allow Congress to delegate the details on a law's implementation. But is this decision a harbinger of something quite different?
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The Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. carriers from overflying Iran "until further notice, due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions."
The book's author is grateful that pressure on corrections officials persuaded them to rethink the ban, but it did not end his concerns over access to books among prisoners across the country.
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Naturally, transporting the whales — each about 13 feet long — was a huge logistical headache. Trainers have been preparing the belugas for the journey and for their new life in open water.
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In an interview with NPR, Majid Takht Ravanchi also denied responsibility for the attack on two tankers last week and steadfastly maintained that Iran is not interested in war.
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A mega-church says it needs its own police for security. Critics say the law will grant state authority to church officials and is unconstitutional, violating the separation of church and state.
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A top mine safety regulator testified before Congress that no new regulations are needed to protect workers from deadly silica dust, despite an epidemic of advanced black lung disease.
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This year U.S. women who graduated from college will likely make up a majority of adults with degrees in the labor force. The increase could signal greater earning potential for women in the future.
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With support from a handful of Republicans, the Senate voted Thursday to halt billions of dollars worth of arms sales, paving the way for a veto battle.
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