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July 7, 2014

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Corn knee high, and at a four-year low

U.S. corn futures tumbled more than 2 percent on Monday to the lowest point in almost four years as largely ideal crop development weather around the Midwest reinforced expectations for a record-large harvest this autumn. — Chicago Tribune

Discovered: the ‘switch’ to human consciousness

Researchers appear to have stumbled upon the key to consciousness, finding how to “turn off and on” the consciousness of the human mind while a patient is awake through direct neural stimulus. The discovery was made in the midst of open brain surgery on an epileptic patient, according to a single case study published in the journal Epilepsy and Behavior. — Nature World News

U.S. increases security at foreign airports, with focus on cellphone, other electronic devices

Passengers taking international flights into the United States now must have their cellphones and other electronic devices pass additional inspection before boarding planes, as part of the Transportation Security Administration’s most recent strategy to protect against the threat of a new type of terror attack. — Fox News

Pope Francis meets abuse victims, begs forgiveness for church

Pope Francis begged forgiveness for the church on Monday and cited the need for “reparation” as he met with victims who had suffered at the hands of Roman Catholic priests. The pontiff invited six victims of abuse from Ireland, Germany and Britain to attend an early-morning private Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the residence next to St. Peter’s Basilica where he lives. Francis called the abuse a “grave sin,” decrying how it was hidden for “so much time” and “camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained.” — NBC News

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