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3 hrs ago | WIFR

USDA: Illinois Corn, Soybean Crops Faring Well

The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

4 hrs ago | EDGE

Transcendence

The future will be here before you know it. In director Wally Pfister's epic thriller "Transcendence" starring Johnny Depp and available now on Blu-ray, the fight for that future is a matter of life or death for Dr. Will Caster .

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Related Topix: Computer Science

8 hrs ago | 4029TV.com

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

The living monument fell victim to an infestation of the insects that couldn't be thwarted, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Entertainment

12 hrs ago | News Observer

Producers of pigs picking fight amid European trade deal

A two week old piglet in its stall at one of hog farmer R.C. Hunt's farms near Nashville in Nash Co.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Europe, World News, Germany, Wilson, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

EDGE

Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

Albert Shum, who heads interaction design across a range of Microsoft products including personal computer operating systems, Xbox game consoles, and phones.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Computers, Computer Science, PC, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games

Cybercast News Service

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Biology

The Town Talk

'Naked and Afraid,' Florida CrossFit coach survives

Menaced by prowling pumas and poisonous snakes, Indialantic, Florida resident Adam Young survived nighttime temperatures in the 40s deep in the mountainous jungle of Nicaragua for weeks, catching and chewing crabs, snails, an earthworm and a lizard.

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Related Topix: Indialantic, FL, Melbourne, FL, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Entomology

Bellingham Herald

Study: Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry

Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Pork, Bard College, Agriculture

Cybercast News Service

Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Indiana aligns livestock ID with federal program

The state Board of Animal Health has voted to adopt standards that align Indiana with a federal livestock identification program aimed at helping agriculture officials quickly track livestock in cases of disease.

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

KFVS12

More than $2.1M approved for farm projects

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board says the funding goes to 19 projects, ranging from a farm-to-table program in Louisville to a livestock slaughter facility in McLean County to a shared-use equipment program in Carter County.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Agriculture, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Sun Jul 20, 2014

EDGE

Once a Niche, Local Foods Become a Big Business

Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

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Related Topix: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Non-Profit, Agriculture, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Tri-cityherald.com

Official says Jamaica's drought is intensifying

Many Jamaican small farms lack irrigation systems and depend entirely on rainwater.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture

Channelnewsasia.com

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits off Japan's northeast coast: USGS

TOKYO: A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's northeast coast early Monday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

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

Brandon Sun

Newfoundland: a bee haven that offers research clues as global hives struggle

Newfoundland's healthy honeybees are an increasing draw for researchers in the race to understand why colonies across much of the globe are struggling or dying off.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables, Honey, Apiculture, Entomology

Hindustan Times

Delayed monsoon drought scare bonded labour Indian farmers journey to hell

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture,

Lexington Herald-Leader

Florida State professor wins robotics grant

Mechanical engineering professor Jonathan Clark received the Career Award from the National Science Foundation.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robots, Science / Technology

Daily Journal

New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

Dozens of international groups, the United Nations , and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international climate-control talks this year.

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Related Topix: Peru, IN, Environment, World News, Peru

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Oxford Mail

Group mail council every day over city farm bid delays

Buy this photo Steering group chairwoman Lucie Mayer, front right, with, rear, Anna Beekmayer, 11, resident Juliet Rayment, Penny and Heather Singer-Pritchard, aged six and eight respectively, Luca Beeekmayer, seven, and resident Jackie Singer Oxford City Farm steering group want to turn a plot of land in Florence Park into a city farm with animals ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture

WYMG-FM Springfield

Peoria Packer Recalls Beef Jerky

State officials say Raber's Packing Co. of Peoria is recalling 21 pounds of its beef jerky because it was not inspected.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Agriculture

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