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  • Restaurants headed for jobs and sales growth, trade group says

    Restaurants headed for jobs and sales growth, trade group says
    Challenges such as high food and labor costs and a shaky economy may be looming, but the National Restaurant Assn. says it’s confident the industry has just kicked off its fifth straight year of sales growth. Eateries will pull in more than $683.4...
  • Wellcome Prize finalists announced for books on medical themes

    Wellcome Prize finalists announced for books on medical themes
    Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel “The Signature of All Things” is a finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize for the best book on a medical topic, along with five nonfiction books, including Oliver Sacks’ “Hallucinations.” The...
  • Limits sought on weed killer glyphosate to help monarch butterflies

    Limits sought on weed killer glyphosate to help monarch butterflies
    With monarch butterfly populations rapidly dwindling, a conservation organization on Monday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement tougher rules for the weed killer glyphosate — first marketed under the brand name Roundup...
  • U.S., Mexico and Canada are asked to protect monarch butterflies

    MEXICO CITY – The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged....
  • Md. should say no to mandatory GMO labeling [Letter]

    Md. should say no to mandatory GMO labeling [Letter]
    The international scientific consensus is in after thousands of peer reviewed published studies. Foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe (sometimes safer), environmentally friendly, and sustainable. Mandatory labeling laws are a...
  • Deer don't have to ruin your evergreen trees

    Deer don't have to ruin your evergreen trees
    Deer have stripped all the leaves off my evergreen and my Nellie Stevens holly. Will they grow back, or should I cut them down? Some evergreen species tolerate deer "pruning" well and put out new growth in spring, although lower branches won't bounce...
  • Want to live to be 500 years old? Worms show the way

    Scientists have succeeded in greatly extending the lifespan of a simple worm through "genetic trickery" and hope to begin similar experiments on mammals, they say. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Cell Reports, researchers at the Buck...
  • Labeling GMOs Protects People, Environment

    Citizens and legislators should be proud that Connecticut is the first state to pass a law requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs. Polls consistently show that 90 percent of Americans want GMOs to be...
  • What an 'organic' food label should mean

     What an 'organic' food label should mean
    Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
  • Moderate drinking good for immune system, new study shows

    Moderate drinking good for immune system, new study shows
    Just in time for the holidays comes this welcome news: Moderate drinking may be good for you. Medical science has known for years that those who drink alcohol in moderation have a reduced risk of death, are healthier and have better heart function...
  • Viruses: The Technology of the Future?

    News filtering out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) several weeks ago brought to mind the fact that we missed the centennial of an important automotive development last year: the 100th anniversary of the electric self-starter. This was...