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2 hrs ago | WHAM-AM Rochester

High School Kid Arrested For Writing About Shooting a Dinosaur

It's only August, but an overzealous teacher and some overzealous cops have already landed a high school student in serious trouble for having - or, in this case, merely imagining - something that represents a weapon, but isn't actually anything remotely like a real weapon.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dinosaur, Paleontology, Charleston, SC

2 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

5 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

8 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business

Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

Study shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels, provides scientific principles that can speed up biofuel development Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Biomass

12 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Apiculture, Agriculture, Los Banos, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California Government, Agriculture, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agoura Hills, CA

KMBC-TV

Hiker finds 125-million-year-old dino tracks

A hiker has discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology

680News

New carbon dating suggests Neanderthals had a ample timea to mix with modern humans

Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

Bellingham Herald

Moses Lake plant building car charging station

The Tri-City Herald reports equipment failures in 2012 and 2013 at SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers released uncontrolled emissions.

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Related Topix: Moses Lake, WA, Ecology

Cybercast News Service

Bus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meet

The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Agriculture

Brandon Sun

Farmers hit by flooding, rail delays given more time to repay cash advances

Western farmers unable to market last fall's crop due to rail delays and other transportation issues due to flooding have been granted more time to repay their 2013 cash advances.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Brandon Sun

New Mexico Chile joins Idaho Potatoes as certified crop; program provides protections

Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Agriculture, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Susana Martinez, US Governors

Redditch Advertiser

County's efforts to help honey bees

In a review by Friends of the Earth, it was discovered that bees are facing possible extinction due to a lack of new habitats.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Life, Food, Honey

The Modesto Bee

Drones, robots to help Laramie students learn math

The school got a state grant of nearly $69,000 to use robots, software and 3-D printers to teach science, technology, engineering and math, the Laramie Boomerang reported Tuesday .

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Laramie, WY, Mathematics, Business News

Red Bluff Daily News

Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking 'Mission Blue'

When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea.

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Related Topix: War Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Hero, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Fisher Stevens, Oceanography

Tri-cityherald.com

NY: Wineries can import grapes to bolster harvest

Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball said Monday the law requires all wines produced on New York farms must contain only grapes, fruit and other products grown in the state.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Drink, Wine

WDTN-TV Dayton

Groups file complaint over Ohioa s food stamp rules

Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over Ohio's move to waive work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in certain counties while enforcing them in most.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Agriculture

Mon Aug 18, 2014

680News

Officials at California slaughterhouse behind massive beef recall indicted on criminal charges

A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.

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Related Topix: Meat, Life, Beef, Food, Agriculture

Sunherald.com

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

This Nov. 6, 2011 file photo shows pieces of a chimney that toppled and went through the roof after an earthquake in Sparks, Okla.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Sparks, OK, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Prague, OK

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Virginia Corn Crop Expected to Decline in 2014

The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

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