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By Andy Dyer / On December 15th, 2014

Reposted from the Chasing the Red Queen blog with permission.

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By Meghan Bartels / On November 28th, 2014

Chicken soup for the soul.

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By Darrin Nordahl / On November 26th, 2014

This Thursday, Americans will gather around family (and football) to anoint a succulently roasted bird the grand symbol of our venerated Thanksgiving tradition. We will eat dishes in honor of that first harvest festival in 1621. Cranberry sauce, stuffing...

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By Andy Dyer / On November 12th, 2014

The crested duck is host to a mutation that can be lethal.

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By Meghan Bartels / On October 17th, 2014

Orange trees in Berkeley, California.

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By Darrin Nordahl / On October 13th, 2014

A wall of cascading rosemaryoutside a popular supermarket.Inside the supermarket, rosemary is $42/lb.Outside, it's free for the picking

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By Meghan Bartels / On September 29th, 2014

Is paleo versus vegan the defining question of our time?

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By Meghan Bartels / On September 24th, 2014

Handwritten signs urge passersby to pick what’s ripe in Kamloops, British Columbia. (Photo courtesy of Elaine Sedgman).

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 11th, 2014

With spring finally starting to show its face, we're thinking about everything that's green and growing. But as Yvonne Baskin shows in Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and...

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By Michael Kugelman / On October 24th, 2013

Imagine the Town of Poughkeepsie — all 31 square miles of it. Now imagine that this entire area is acquired by foreign land investors. And now imagine that the equivalent of 3,742 Poughkeepsies has been obtained by these financiers over the last decade.

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