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3 hrs ago | Switched

Great Barrier Reef Will Be 'Pretty Ugly' By 2050, Researchers Say

Researchers appeared before an Australian Senate committee this week to review how federal and local governments have managed the reef.

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Related Topix: Science, Australia, World News, Wine, Drink

3 hrs ago | National Geographic

First Nation Tribe Discovers Grizzly Bear "Highway" in Its Backyard

Grizzly bears and aboriginal tribes in Canada have lived with each other for thousands of years.

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Related Topix: Science, US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park

7 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

Panda's bamboo banquets no random passion

Scientists have made an important step toward explaining why China's iconic giant panda is such an obsessive eater - munching up to 15 kg of bamboo varieties everyday - with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Sydney, and it's all part of the panda plan.

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Related Topix: Science, Medicine, Nutrition

12 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Nova Scotia municipalities hunker down for climate change

Maple syrup producers are dealing with shorter seasons, black-legged ticks are marching north and Northumberland Strait pack ice is disappearing - some local signs of climate change.

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Related Topix: Science, Canada, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Science Daily

Insights into birds' migration routes

By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS, Science, Chatham, MA

KSL-TV

Feces transplants allow rats to change diet, U. study finds

Woodrats from northern Utah were better able to eat toxic plants after receiving microbe-filled fecal transplants, according to a new study by the University of Utah.

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Related Topix: University of Utah, Science, Tooele, UT

Mashable

Shark-Repelling Fake Kelp Could Prevent Beachside Attacks

A shark-sensing "buoy" and a fake kelp forest that is actually a high tech shark barrier could soon be deployed at beaches to help prevent shark attacks, which led to 10 deaths last year and dozens of serious injuries.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Non-Profit, Marine Biology, Biology, Science

PSFK

Create a Cyber Garden Combining Urbanism, Food Manufacturing & Ecology

The future is unpredictable. From space, to air, to energy to food - many people have vast ideas and prophecies about what our future will look like in the race to be conservative, smart and efficient.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science

Inhabitat

Invasivores Exercise Eradication by Mastication in the Fight Against Exotic Species

Eco-activists have long fought tooth and nail to rid their local environments of the invasive plants and animals that often show up in the wake of human settlement.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Dining, Corvallis, OR

RedOrbit

Unique Research Collaboration Uncovers Grizzly...

A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America.

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Related Topix: Dna, Pop/Rock, Science, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations

Sackville Tribune-Post

Sandpipers return to Johnson's Mills

Visitors to the shorebird reserve and interpretive centre in Johnson's Mills, N.B. are sure to see an aerial ballet.

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Related Topix: Canada, Science

CiteULike

Divergent selection and heterogeneous genomic divergence

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Related Topix: Science

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Newswise

Fecal Transplants Let Packrats Eat Poison

Newswise - SALT LAKE CITY, July 21, 2014 - Woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Biology, Science, University of Utah

NEWS.com.au

Cane toads now heading south

RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin has finally spoken out about the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines crash but has warned the world not to exploit tragedy.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Science

WNYC-AM New York

Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists

When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish.

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Related Topix: Jupiter, FL, Science

Nerve News

Special Agricultural Zones can aid food security: M.S. Swaminathan

New Delhi, July 20 - He's been credited with mentoring the Green Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s that saw India grow from a food deficit nation to a food surplus nation.

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

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Switched

Religious Effort To Halt Climate Change Puts Rabbi Moti Reiber Behind Church Pulpits

Rabbi Moti Rieber travels the politically red state of Kansas armed with the book of Genesis, a psalm and even the words of Jesus to lecture church audiences, or sermonize if they'll let him, about the threat of global warming.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, RNS, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Environment, Science, Activism

Kitsap Sun

Stream bugs tell important stories about the water they live in

Eva Crim of Kitsap Public Health District grabs a water sample from Dogfish Creek in Poulsbo.

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Related Topix: Poulsbo, WA, Financial Markets, Entomology, Science

Verde Independent

Oak Creek School to hire first STEM teacher

A new STEM and agriculture course at Oak Creek School is capitalizing on Cornville's natural education opportunities, said Principal Christine Griffin.

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Related Topix: Science

BroadwayWorld.com

LA Zoo Hosts Docent Training Program Informational Meeting Today

Do you love animals? Children? Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Check out the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association docent training program at an information meeting today, July 19, 2014, 10 am to noon, at the Los Angeles Zoo's Witherbee Auditorium.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Non-Profit, Los Angeles, CA

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