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Federal Climate Investments Could Bolster Rural Ohio

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio — Climate change may be hurting rural communities in Ohio and other states, but new research says federal investments could help turn things around. At the Center for American Progress, senior policy analyst Ryan Richards said rural areas face unique challenges — from flooding and......
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Bronze Age Baby Bottles Reveal How Some Ancient Infants Were Fed | Science

Smithsonian
Every parent knows how critical it is to have a sippy cup on hand, and three drinking vessels from a pair of ancient German graves reveal that such cups were just as important 3,000 years ago as they are today. Across the European continent, archaeologists have dug up curious pint-sized......
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The Government Taste Testers Who Reshaped America’s Diet | History

Smithsonian
Lucy Alexander boasted one of the strangest jobs on the federal payroll. Her official title was the innocuous “chief poultry cook” for the Bureau of Home Economics, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, and Alexander was a veteran of the government taste testing landscape. Throughout the 1920s......
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The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed | Innovation

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A lot of us start our days with seaweed, whether or not we know it. From toothpaste to moisturizer to yogurt, a compound derived from seaweed called carrageenan is responsible for adding smoothness and suspension to some of our favorite products. Now a global industry, carrageenan production in the United......

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