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Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data?

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed<p>Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need more water. Or a farm where all the decisions about where to plant seeds, spray fertilizer …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

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Top 10 U.S. National Park Landmarks

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4 wounded as US military aircraft takes on fire during evacuation mission in South Sudan

Rebel gunfire hit a U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens caught in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded.<p>The U.S. military aircraft were …

This National Park is a Haven for Turtles

<b>Location: Florida<br>Established: October 26, 1992<br>Size: 64,700 acres</b><p>Known for its spectacular coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, Dry Tortugas National Park protects a seven-key (Garden, Loggerhead, Bush, Long, East, Hospital, and Middle) archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 99 percent of the …

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Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

American Hustle – review

Suppressed madness bubbles through David O Russell's black comedy about con artists who get a little too close to the FBI<p>It's not just any kind of hustle. The adjective "American" appended to a word in a movie title always implies something with instant design-classic status, gorgeously laced with …