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2 hrs ago | Rock102online.com

Chinese collectors jet in to buy Wallace Chan jewe...

Chinese collectors flew in by private jet this week to buy the latest creations from the world's top designers at the 2014 Biennale des Antiquaires, and made a beeline for Wallace Chan's intricately crafted jewelry. One of the great names in his field of contemporary design, his sculptures of insects, flowers and fish sculptures in colored titanium and colorful gems drew collectors, artistic directors at top jewelry houses, up-and-coming designers and artisans seeking inspiration for their own work.

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Related Topix: Entomology

6 hrs ago | WJRT

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.

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Related Topix: Florida, Oceanography, Saint Petersburg College

7 hrs ago | SFGate

List of 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' recipients

The following 21 fellows will each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation : __ Danielle Bassett , 32, Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania physicist who applies mathematical approaches to analysis and modeling of brain connectivity.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, Urbana, IL, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Experts: Mystery fireball was Russian satellite

People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three "rocks" with glowing red and orange streaks.

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Related Topix: Astronomy

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Daily Journal

Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

SAQQARA, Egypt - Egypt's antiquities minister took journalists inside a 4,600-year-old pyramid on Tuesday to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence." At a press conference at the Saqqara pyramid complex, some 30 kilometers south of Cairo, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty decried recent media reports alleging that the Djoser pyramid might collapse.

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Related Topix: Travel, Egypt Travel, Middle East Travel, Archaeology, Anthropology

WECT-TV Wilmington

5 investment risks created by global warming

If the Earth's climate continues to see more weather and temperature volatility, new types of risk will rise to the forefront of corporate and individual concern. Investors should begin making themselves aware of some of the major threats to future economic growth and some of the industries that could be most affected.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture

The Republic

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward.

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Related Topix: Environment, Department of Energy, Geology

Northern Life

Researchers mark 25 years since CF gene found

Twenty-five years ago this month, the medical world was turned on its ear with the isolation of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, a devastating inherited disease that usually killed children by their late teens. At the helm of the research was Lap-Chee Tsui, who led the team at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children that made the seminal discovery in collaboration with scientists at the University of Michigan.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Biology

North County Public Radio

New York horse owners advised to vaccinate animals

Horse owners across New York are being urged to vaccinate their animals against both Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus. The warning from state Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball is important since parts of New York have mosquito activity into late November and the insects transmit both diseases from birds to horses.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Entomology, Hume, NY

The Brattleboro Reformer

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They're the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia, when the leaf became the chief cash crop of the Jamestown colony.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Chatham, VA, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Altria Group

Mon Sep 15, 2014

FOX23

Hop growers face worker shortage

Normally, Joel Cervantes would be plowing hop yards, repairing equipment or watering down the dusty roadways of Double R Hop Ranches in the Yakima Valley. But with seasonal workers scarce, Cervantes last week had to unload hop vines by hand into the picking machine, an exhausting, dusty, entry-level task.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

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A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based science demonstrations in light of a flash fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, at a Reno museum earlier this month. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board's recommendation Monday cited the Sept.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wells, NV, Chemistry

News9 Oklahoma City

Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

A federal agency is calling on museums and schools to change the way they do science demonstrations in light of a fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, earlier this month at a Reno museum. A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based science demonstrations in light of a flash fire that injured 13 people, most of them children,... Police say they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Chemistry

Monterey County Herald

4 students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in lab fire

Four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries after a fire erupted Monday in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory, officials said. The students were taken to Denver-area hospitals, some with burns on their faces and upper chests, Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson said.

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Related Topix: Fire, Chemistry

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's "deplorable conditions massive insect infestation, mounds of used diapers and feces," a picture is beginning to emerge of the family that lived inside.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Worcester County, MA, Entomology

Bicester Advertiser

Cherry farms miss out on record crops

FARMERS around the country are boasting record cherry sales this year, but the fortunes of those in Oxfordshire have blossomed less well. Advertising agency Red Brick Road said that growers in the UK had shifted some 3,000 tonnes of the fruit to supermarkets - compared with 1,520 tonnes this time last year.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Advertising, Life, Fruits, Food

KAUZ

UCO introduces new software engineering degree

The University of Central Oklahoma is offering students a new degree option in software engineering, making it the first program of its kind to be offered by a public university in the state. The Edmond-based school says the bachelor of science in software engineering degree will help prepare students to work in the rapidly growing field.

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Related Topix: Computer Science, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Rs.5,700 crore loss in Kashmir floods: Assocham

New Delhi: Floods in Jammu and Kashmir have caused a loss of around Rs.5,700 crore with heavy damages to trade, hotels, restaurants, horticulture and handicraft, Assocham said Sunday. "The total losses are estimated to be Rs.2,630 crore for hotels, trade, agriculture and horticulture, roads and bridges, while infrastructure like railways, power and communication would have suffered a loss of around Rs.

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Related Topix: India, World News, Agriculture

Monterey County Herald

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Covelo, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Monterey County, CA

Brandon Sun

Oil associates asked B.C. government for gas plant exemption: documents

In January of this year, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers made a presentation to high-ranking officials in British Columbia's Environment Ministry, outlining changes they wanted to environmental review rules for natural gas projects. An outcry from First Nations organizations forced an about-face from Environment Minister Mary Polak, who rescinded the revisions two days after they were passed by order-in-council.

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Related Topix: Environment

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