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Salmonella sparks recall for two-year-old peanut products

You wouldn’t think peanut butter could have such long-lasting, ill effects, but the company whose peanut products caused a nationwide outbreak of salmonella infections is now recalling everything it has manufactured at its contaminated Blakely, Ga., plant since January 1, 2007...

January 29, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Aging Mars rover suffers mental blackout

The Spirit rover, one of two twin explorers sent to Mars in 2004, suffered a bit of confusion over the weekend. The rover mysteriously did not respond to its driving commands last Sunday, although it acknowledged receiving them, and did not record its activities as it usually does...

January 29, 2009 — John Matson

U.S. infrastructure crumbling

The nation's roads, bridges, levees, schools, water supply and other infrastructure are in such bad shape that it would take $2.2 trillion over five years to bring them up to speed.

January 28, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Fertilizing oceans with iron might combat climate change

A now-defunct California company back in 2007 attempted to fertilize the ocean off the coast of Ecuador with iron to prod plankton to grow. Such a bloom, it proclaimed, would suck up carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and then send it to the ocean floor as the one-celled plants died and sank...

January 28, 2009 — David Biello

Looking for top-secret military info? Try pawn shops

Seems that undeleted information stored on discarded computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices has a habit of re-surfacing and biting its previous owner in the backside, especially if that owner is the U.S...

January 28, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

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