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Scientists have discovered a previously unrecognized gene variation that makes humans have healthier blood lipid levels and reduced risk of heart attacks -- a finding that opens the door to using this knowledge in testing or treatment of high cholesterol and other lipid disorders.
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The state had more pre-1960 barns per square mile than any other state in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture census.
A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook Chile's northern Pacific shore Sunday, leading authorities to call for a precautionary evacuation in some coastal areas, but only minor damage was reported.
Texas agriculture officials say cotton producers are expected to plant more acres of the fluffy fiber this year as prices are increasing.
The windy plains of Kansas could be a treasure trove in the nation's effort to harness clean energy, but a major proposal to move wind-generated electricity eastward is running into a roadblock: Farmers who don't want high-power transmission lines on their land.
This shudder-inducing winter has had a little bit of everything in the state: near-record snowfall - 90.7 inches and counting in metro Detroit, nearing an all-time mark of 93.6 inches set in the winter of 1880-81; the second-most days below zero in a winter ever in the Flint area - 27, one day shy of the all-time record set in 1962-63, and a Great ... (more)
A West Craven farm park was named one of the top farm-based educational venues in the country at the National Farm Attraction Awards.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck about four miles from the coastal city of Sechura in northern Peru on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it.
Scientists have long known that long before hipsters and tourists were crowding Los Angeles' trendy Miracle Mile district, dinosaurs were doing the same.
The Lea family has worked the fertile soil of the San Mateo County coast for nearly a century, but the farming clan had never owned any land -- until now.
For those of us with pet allergies -- that's about 10 percent of the population, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology -- entering a relationship with someone who already has a furry roommate can present a lot of challenges.
Weather permitting, millions of people in the northeastern USA could witness a rare and eerie sight next week: a space rock blotting out one of the brightest stars in the sky.
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As a wall of dust roared across the Panhandle of Texas on Tuesday, the National Weather Service put out a warning that a "haboob" was on its way: "Haboob northwest of Lubbock ....," the weather service in Lubbock warned.
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the sea off India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said.