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The Power of TreesThe U.S. Forest Service wants to prove the immediate, measurable effects of tree loss on human health.
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The New Age of Cyberwarfare Why we should expect more attacks on companies like Sony Pictures.
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
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Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
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Taking a Page From the Patent Troll Playbook The Harvard professor who went after a Chinese restaurant used some familiar tactics.