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Experiential Ed

Experiential Ed

Schools in Finland and New Orleans are pioneering new ways to involve students in a more collaborative education model.

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Bat Banter

Bat Banter

Computer algorithms helped Israeli researchers decode the language of Egyptian fruit bats and discover that bats exchange information about specific problems.

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Free Wheeling

Free Wheeling

Easily movable mini-houses now range from the functional to the outlandish, including abodes mounted on tractors and shopping carts and ones attachable to rock faces.

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Rolling Internet

Rolling Internet

A 40-foot-long Winnebago called the Digibus rolled through central California towns to train kids and adults in computer and job-searching skills.

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Milkweed Mittens

Milkweed Mittens

Milkweed pods, which are five times lighter than synthetic insulation, are being tested by the Canadian Coast Guard as filler in prototype parkas, gloves and mittens.

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Easy Mark

Easy Mark

European supermarkets are cutting costs and saving energy by using high-tech lasers to mark prices on avocados, sweet potatoes and coconuts, with more to come.

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Elder Force

Elder Force

The financially strapped National Park Service increasingly relies on volunteers to staff visitor centers and campsites, and a third of the workers are over age 54.

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Accepted Misfits

Accepted Misfits

Grocery stores are increasingly offering ugly-but-edible produce to customers at reduced prices instead of dumping them into a landfill.

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Orca Finale

Orca Finale

Under legal and activist pressure, SeaWorld is ending its theatrical killer whale shows and breeding program.

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Tuna Turnaround

Tuna Turnaround

Levels of toxic mercury in Atlantic Bluefin tuna declined 19 percent between 2004 and 2012, a drop that scientists attribute to a shift from coal to natural gas and renewable energy.

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