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10 min ago | Channel3000

Math nerds are taking over Wall Street

When you think about the typical Wall Street trader, you probably picture a fast-talking Wolf of Wall Street type.


Related Topix: Mathematics, France, World News, Paris, AR

2 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds test how stoned is too stoned to drive

A small group of volunteers spent much of the last year getting drunk and stoned on marijuana furnished by the federal government before getting behind the wheel.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa, Chemistry, University of Mississippi

6 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Nebraska organic farm tours set Aug. 16

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension says the first tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Larry Stanislav farm two miles north of Abie in eastern Nebraska's Butler County.


Related Topix: Agriculture, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Abie, NE

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, CPU, Science / Technology, Agriculture, Epidemic

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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