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Will Sell-By Dates Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

Ah, sell-by dates, those little stamps that are supposed to reassure us that the foods we buy aren’t spoiled. Most of us check them regualrly, if not obsessively, and trust that if we stay within their parameters, we can avoid making ourselves sick.

But according to NPR, two of the leading food industry groups would like to see them expire.

Why?

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Will Coastal US Homes Be Underwater Before the Mortgages Are Even Due?

A new study predicts that coastal flooding could become a regular event- as much as three times a week, acorsing to new study published in the journal PLOS One- by 2045, or before the mortgages on houses bought this year would even come due.

Right now, coastal floods occur in the mid-Atlantic region about once a month. The new projections would mean ten times more floods, perhaps as many as three times a week, or 120 per year.

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Learn About African American Scientists and Inventors for Black History Month

February, as everyone knows, is Black History Month. And while many people are familiar with the contributions of African-American writers, artists, musicians and athletes, many may not be so familiar with the many contributions African-Americans have made in the many fields of science, from mathematics to medicine to astrophycsics and beyond.

Biography.com has a great list of Black people who made groundbreaking first contributions to their fields. And one of the first in US history was astrophysicist, city planner and scientist Benjamin Banneker.

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