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chicken farm

COOPED UP  Thanks in large part to antibiotics, chicken production has become heavily industrialized, as detailed in a new book.

Viking raid illustrated

VIKING RETHINK A woman from the Viking Age in Sweden, when raids such as this were launched, may have shattered gender barriers by becoming a warrior who was buried with weapons and horses, researchers report. Their controversial conclusion has stimulated debate over the roles of Viking women.

portable tower for measuring wind speed

Engineer Jon Sinnreich of the University of Florida and colleagues work on a portable tower used to measure wind speeds during Hurricane Irma. Scientific data from hurricanes and other natural disasters help inform efforts to prepare for future crises.  

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