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Government on track to divest from livestock company

The agriculture ministry has raised nearly VND395 billion (US$ 17.73 million) from selling nearly half of its stake in the Vietnam Livestock Corporation, which owns shares in 17 farm businesses around the country. No foreign companies took part in the oversubscribed auction Thursday when 118 investors sought to buy nearly ...

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Oh Good: Congress Can’t Even Agree to Protect the US From Zika

Mosquitoes don’t wait for Congress. But mosquito control programs? Public health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? They do have to wait for Congress, where Republicans are currently holding up  emergency funding for Zika. As the weather warms, ever more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will hatch along the Gulf Coast, ...

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Three Ways to Make a Rocket From a Bottle (Bonus: GIFs!)

A rocket really just needs two things: mass to eject and something to push that mass out. In a conventional rocket, a fuel does both of these things. The fuel is ignited, providing energy, and then it pushes the leftover products of this reaction out of the rocket nozzle to provide ...

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Dilma Rousseff Loses Support From Key Part of Brazilian Coalition

RIO DE JANEIRO — A crucial part of Brazil’s governing coalition withdrew support for President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday, a move that could increase the likelihood of her impeachment and deepen Brazil’s political and economic crises. The leadership of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, or the PMDB, which has 68 ...

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Watch Scott Kelly’s Historic Return to Earth From the ISS

Today, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will squeeze into a Soyuz capsule and leave the International Space Station for the first time in more than a year (well, not counting any space walks along the way). It’s a historic moment: When Kelly hits the ground, he’ll have completed the longest stay ...

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