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Ag-tech startups are working on everything from apple-picking robots to machine learning — and they could radically transform how we grow our food

From apple-picking robots, to machine learning and wearable tech — these companies are changing the way we grow our food.

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National parks will be open during the government shutdown — but there's a catch

The national parks will stay open during the government shutdown, but low staff number could be seriously damaging for the environment.

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Tech doesn’t need to be less addictive — it just needs to be better (AAPL, GOOG, FB)

Many have expressed worry over tech addiction recently. But most people just need tech to serve them better.

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India restricts imports of petcoke for users in Delhi region

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's environment ministry has put restrictions on the imports of petroleum coke in the capital Delhi and its surrounding region, in the latest effort to curb rising air pollution.

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Graphic images show dolphin that choked on octopus in Australia

A dolphin was found off the coast of Australia dead after it apparently choked on a large octopus.

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Endangered orangutan shot before being decapitated in Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A critically endangered Bornean orangutan found dead in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province on Monday died three days earlier from air rifle wounds before it was decapitated, Indonesia's Centre for Orangutan Protection said.

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We asked 3 top biotech VCs what kinds of companies they’d like to fund, and they all had the same answer

BI PRIME: VCs wanted to find companies that could tackle neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, though not much has caught their eyes so far.

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Tourists saved by boat from bushfire as heatwave strikes Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Holidaymakers trapped by a bushfire had to be rescued by boat from a national park south of Australia's largest city of Sydney as a heatwave struck the eastern seaboard on Saturday.

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China draws up new 'special' emission curbs on industries

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will impose "special emissions restrictions" on enterprises in major industrial sectors in northern China later this year, as it bids to ensure its war on pollution continues once a tough winter anti-smog campaign ends in March.

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The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children

David and Louise Turpin face nearly 100 years in prison after starving and imprisoning their 13 children for years

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Jimmy John's is being forced to cut sprouts from the menu after a food poisoning outbreak — here's why an expert never eats the vegetable

Jimmy John's has been asked by the state public health department to cut sprouts from the menu after a food poisoning outbreak.

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One of the best nature documentaries of all time returns this weekend

The show documents a journey to try and discover where whale sharks give birth and shows how orcas use their powerful tails to kill herring with shockwaves.

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Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor

Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments.

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A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid bigger than Earth's tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet

An asteroid called 2002 AJ129 will pass within about 2.6 million miles of Earth on February 4. It may be 1,000 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

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A government shutdown would make it harder to respond to the deadly flu epidemic that's ravaging the US

The impending government shutdown would have big implications for how the US responds to the flu epidemic.

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Arkansas restricts controversial Monsanto, BASF farm chemical

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a blow to manufacturers Monsanto Co and BASF SE, Arkansas state lawmakers voted on Friday to bar sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April to protect farmers from potential crop damage.

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A psychedelic trip could tackle depression in a way that antidepressants can't

Psychedelics like mushrooms and LSD have been studied with renewed attention in recent years for their potential to help treat depression and anxiety.

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Quake hits Gulf of California, Mexico says no damage reported

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake that struck in the Gulf of California shook buildings and sent people running outdoors across parts of northern Mexico on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Pope Francis issued a ringing defense of the people and the environment of the Amazon on Friday, saying big business and "consumerist greed" could not be allowed to destroy a natural habitat vital for the entire planet.

Space

Hubble Mission Commander, Spacewalker to Enter Astronaut Hall of Fame

Scott Altman, commander of the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, and spacewalker Thomas Jones, who helped install the U.S. laboratory on the International Space Station, will enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in April.

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The top cities competing for Amazon's $5 billion headquarters may not be considering one critical factor

Four cities that may have the greatest chance at scoring Amazon's HQ2 need to consider the risks that come with climate change.

Space

After Delay, Rocket Lab to Attempt 2nd Electron Launch Today: How to Watch

Tonight (Jan. 19), the private spaceflight company Rocket Lab will once again attempt a second test launch of its small-scale Electron rocket.

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Meteorite hunters find first pieces of the Michigan fireball

Meteorite hunters have found the first pieces of the fireball that streaked across the sky in Michigan this week.

Space

In Photos: India's PSLV rocket Launches Cartosat-2 Satellite & 30 More!

On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched 31 satellites, making a comeback from a launch failure in August 2017. See photos from the Cartosat-2 satellite mission here!

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Disabled hedgehog receives hydrotherapy treatment

A young hedgehog that was unable to use its hind legs when it was found last year has been receiving hydrotherapy treatment from animal welfare experts.

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Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

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