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Stories by Mandy Kendrick

Tasting the Light

Device lets the visually impaired "see" with their tongues

October 1, 2009 — Mandy Kendrick

Mexico City develops health care plan to lure tourists

The Mexico City government announced a plan this week to boost tourism in response to the negative impact of the H1N1 “swine” flu. The city will pick up medical costs for any guest who gets sick while visiting.

July 31, 2009 — Mandy Kendrick

Depressed U.S. corn prices suggest that ethanol production is not causing a shortage of the grain

Corn-based ethanol production continues to rise; U.S. farmers planted 87 million acres of corn this year—two million more than the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had initially estimated in March.  This news has driven down corn market prices, leaving farmers skeptical about the theory that ethanol production has caused a corn shortage and in turn inflated food prices in the U.S.

July 16, 2009 — Mandy Kendrick
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine