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Canadian dollar down almost a penny to just above 85 cents US

Loonie weakens as oil price slumps further to just above $52 US a barrel<p>After a break on New Year's Day, the Canadian dollar resumed trading down …

Can Houseplants Really Clean the World's Smoggiest City?

CEO uses greenery to filter the filthy New Delhi air that doctors said was killing him.<p><b>NEW DELHI—On the roof of an office building in India's capital, the world's smoggiest city, Kamal Meattle has a unique tactic for cleaning the air: a greenhouse with 400 common plants, including mother-in-law's</b> …

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Ethiopia Working on New $100B Energy Master Plan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — As part of plans to become a regional energy exporter, Ethiopia announced last week it is working on a new power strategy to …

Ethiopia hailed as ‘economic lion’

“DAWN. And as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside Korem it lights up a biblical famine, now, in the 20th century. …

Horse Fossils Found In Ethiopia Date Back 4.4 Million Years

Scientists poking around Ethiopia's fossil-rich badlands say they have discovered the first pieces of an extinct species of horse that was about the size of a small zebra and lived about 4.4 million years ago.<p>The specimens were found in what is now an arid desert. But at the time this grass-eating …