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Patrick McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, delves into the early history of fermentation in his latest book. Courtesy of Alison Dunlap hide caption

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Researchers monitored the health of these wild bees, from the species Osmia bicornis. They nest inside small cavities, such as hollow reeds. Courtesy of Centre for Ecology & Hydrology hide caption

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Pesticides Are Harming Bees — But Not Everywhere, Major New Study Shows

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Maryland Farmer Fights To Keep Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Alive

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Researchers Analyze Economic Impact Of Climate Change In The U.S.

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Potential annual damages are shown on the county-level in a scenario in which emissions of greenhouse gasses continue at current rates. Negative damages indicate economic benefits. Hsiang, Kopp, Jina, Rising, et al./Science hide caption

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'Sea Pickles' Wash Ashore In Pacific Northwest

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Boaty McBoatface undergoes preparations last year in Birkenhead, England. By the assessment of the British Antarctic Survey, Boaty discharged its duties on its inaugural voyage surpassingly well. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Crook's commercial crabbing boat, Pilot's Bride. He says it's looking like it's going to be a good year for crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

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New Island Surfaces Along Coast Of North Carolina's Outer Banks

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A comprehensive study of air pollution in the U.S. finds it still kills thousands a year, and disproportionately affects poor people and minorities. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Air Pollution Still Kills Thousands Every Year, Study Concludes

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New study shows child care centers don't necessarily hire the most qualified teachers. Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury/Getty Images hide caption

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Child Care Centers Often Don't Hire The Most Qualified Teachers, Study Shows

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