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3 hrs ago | WTKR-TV Norfolk

Massive solar storm barely missed Earth in 2012, study says

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Astronomy

7 hrs ago |

US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.


Related Topix: Geology

8 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Study: Dogs can feel jealous, too

New research suggests that dogs can exhibit jealousy, a human emotion usually ascribed to squabbling siblings or the jilted third of a love triangle.


Related Topix: UC San Diego, Apiculture, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | ABC News

Earthquakes Occur in 3 Parts of Alaska

Several earthquakes, including a 5.9 magnitude one, occurred around the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska.


Related Topix: Geology, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

10 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease: USDA

Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture

13 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans

Texas man stung 1,000 times by bees

The average adult can tolerate about 10 stings per pound of body weight, so an adult could withstand more than 1,100 stings, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Agriculture

16 hrs ago |

Russia bans dairy imports from Ukraine

The Russian agency in charge of agricultural products said Friday it is banning imports of Ukrainian dairy starting Monday because of numerous quality flaws found in its products.


Related Topix: Agriculture

21 hrs ago | WHAS11

Roberts touts farm expertise as Wolf criticizes ad

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is touting his expertise in agriculture policy as he runs for re-election in the nation's leading wheat-producing state, and tea party challenger Milton Wolf's campaign accused him Thursday of trying to exploit geographical tensions with a new radio ad in western Kansas.


Related Topix: Agriculture, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas

Thu Jul 24, 2014

ABC News

Union Pacific 2Q Profit Chugs Ahead 17 Percent

Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.


Related Topix: Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Agriculture

San Bernardino County Sun

Some lovely blossoming trees struggle in our climate

This may sound like the obvious thing to do, but you might be surprised to learn that many gardeners, despite having gone to great trouble preparing soil for planting, somehow forget about their edibles once they begin to grow.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home

KHOU-TV Houston

5 Wichita Falls workers stung by swarm of bees

A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 500 times by aggressive bees that also attacked four firefighters sent to help him.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Wichita Falls, TX

WATE-TV Knoxville

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.


Related Topix: Explosion, Paleontology, Minnesota

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Survey: honey bee colony losses in Va. continue

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a survey from October through April found that nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the state died.


Related Topix: Agriculture

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

In an image provided by the Bureau of Land Management, date not known, Bureau of Land Management cave specialist Bryan McKenzie rappels into Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming during a cleanup expedition.


Related Topix: Paleontology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

The White House is announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Soybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010

Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Weather

KOLD-TV Tucson

Your Week in Music: Shania Twain says adieu to Vegas

The residency was a time that she calls a "rediscovery for my love of performing" after a multi-year hiatus from music.


Related Topix: Short, Music!, Shania Twain, Country, George Harrison, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Entomology

Medical News

Study reveals novel epilepsy pathway linked to neurodegenerative diseases

A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy , which in humans is a brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures over time.


Related Topix: University of Iowa, Genetics, Medicine, Biology


Oil company geologist to talk Okla. earthquakes

A geologist with one of the country's largest independent oil producers will talk about the recent uptick in earthquake activity in Oklahoma.


Related Topix: Geology, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

Will it rain or not? How you interpret the forecast could mean the difference between getting soaked or staying safe.


Related Topix: Blizzard, Weather, Meteorology