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A Season of Accountability

Spring is the time of year when most corporations hold their annual meetings and shareholders cast votes on the board of directors, executive compensation and proposals submitted by shareholders. Our...
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Threat of a "Post-antibiotic" Era

In 2013 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that each year at least two million people in the United States become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and...
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Future Food

I was first introduced to the concept of laboratory-grown meat a couple of years ago. My son’s fifth grade glass was studying “foods of the future.” In response to the challenges of climate...
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The Bread Conundrum

When I moved to London my entire cooking repertoire consisted of salmon, corn (on or off the cob) and hot dogs. Since a girl can’t live on that alone, I also made a lot of sandwiches. But I kept...
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Eight-Armed Wonders of the Sea

I had never paid much attention to octopuses before, but one balmy morning not too long ago, I was leafing through The New York Times and came across this headline: “Inky the Octopus Escapes From a...
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Preserving American Treasures

A recent trip to Southern California brought me within an hour’s drive of the famed Joshua Tree National Park, a 1,235 square-mile tract of land overseen by the U.S. National Park Service. The park...