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As U.S. struggles with poultry-borne disease, other countries offer lessons

Food-borne illnesses afflict more than two million Americans a year. So why do we lag behind so many other countries in prevention?

The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant

America's energy future is starting to look like our energy past

Both geothermal and nuclear power—for good or ill—are having a moment as potential pieces of America's complicated energy puzzle.

Letter from Willow River: Investigating the phenomenon of October Light

October Light is an oft-used term and one of natural clarity, I think, but its origin is obscure. It's a perennially favorite title for paintings of fall landscapes.