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Mon October 24, 2011

School Turns Trash Into Cash

A school in Flint, Mich., gathered tens of thousands of potato chip bags, juice boxes and other lunchtime trash, then sold it all to Terracycle, a company that turns the packaging into bags and placemats. The school made almost $500 dollars.


Mon October 24, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Big-Name Drugs Are Falling Off The 'Patent Cliff'

Some of the most popular and expensive brand-name drugs are about to go generic.

Take Lipitor, for example. In November, the heart drug comes off-patent — and by next June, there are likely to be multiple generic versions.

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Fri October 21, 2011

Appeals Court Reinstates 2001 Roadless Rule

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An appeals court in Denver has upheld a ban on development on nearly fifty million acres of “roadless” national forest lands that dates back to the Clinton Administration, but it’s not yet clear how the ruling will effect Colorado’s proposed Roadless Rule which is currently under consideration by the Obama Administration.

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Fri October 21, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Galas, Celebrations of Dia de Los Muertos, and Balls amongst the offerings this weekend.

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Fri October 21, 2011

Soccer Played As Early As The 15th Century

Historians have found documents from 1497 that show King James IV paid two shillings for a bag of "fut ballis." Seventy years later, Mary Queen of Scots watched a match. The curator of the Scottish Football Museum says the early game was for the royals but the matches did include heated arguments between players.