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U.S. Navy to Buy 450K Gallons of Biofuel

The U.S. Navy has announced that it will buy 450,000 gallons of biofuel to power a fleet of supersonic jets housed on an aircraft carrier. The algae-based biofuel—which will be mixed with... Read More

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Discord Rumored at the Explorers Club

A group of senior executive members is rumored to have resigned from the Explorer's Club, the venerable organization dedicated to scientific exploration. According to The Adventure Blog, 10 of 12... Read More

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U.S.A. Pro Cycling Route Announced

The 2012 U.S.A. pro cycling challenge will begin in Durango, Colorado and finish in Denver, race organizers announced on Thursday, and may feature a time trial on the final of seven of stages.... Read More

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Snake Deaths Far Higher Than Reported

As many as 46,000 people, 23 times the official figure, die from snake bite in India every year, according to a report presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's annual... Read More

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Rhino Horn Thefts Continue in Paris

A rash of rhino-horn thefts continued Tuesday when thieves used stun gas to overpower guards at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris. Two men sprayed guards with the gas and made off with the... Read More