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3 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates

A small rung on a long ladder to Mars broke on Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Science, NASA

6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Ten of the world's most dangerous spiders

A new study published in PLOS One shows that a specific species of orb-weaver spider living in urban Sydney is getting bigger and reproducing more than its rural cousins.

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Related Topix: Science

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Eastwood Advertiser

Fly down to insect survey at woodland

Visitors to Colliers Wood at Moorgreen will get a rare chance to get involved with an insect survey alongside the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society as part of their centenary celebrations.

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Related Topix: Science

KXVO

Fresh facts about water

This basic fact is well know: water is an essential component of human health. But why do we need it, how much is enough, and how can we ensure were getting the right amount? This basic fact is well know: water is an essential component of human health.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science, Agriculture

Greenwich Citizen

Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight

Harvard University researcher Robert Wood , professor of engineering and applied sciences, has a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop just such a device.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology, Robots

Ag Professional

Collaboration to develop bio insect controls

Insect pests cause billions of dollars in damage annually to farms, forests, landscapes, structures and domesticated animals.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture

Examiner.com

A Must-Read Guide for Beginners in Organic Gardening

More and more people are becoming aware of the fact that the vegetables, fruits, and herbs they buy from the supermarket are not healthy.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables, Science

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Live Science

The Surprising Reason Hummingbirds Love Sweets

Nectar-slurping hummingbirds clearly have a taste for sweets - but they shouldn't.

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Related Topix: Science, Harvard University

Science Daily

Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support, thanks to a South American ant

A newly discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation.

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Related Topix: University of Rochester, Science

Hedonistica

Uh-Oh: Solar Energy Plant Setting Birds On Fire In Midair

A BrightSource solar energy farm in the Mojave Desert of California is under fire *pats myself on the back* after it's been discovered that thousands of birds have been set aflame from the farm's 300,000 focused mirrors.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Science

WFTV Orlando

Terrifying city-dwelling spiders are bigger and more fertile

If you live in a big city and somehow weren't a little creeped out by spiders before, you definitely will be now.

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Sydney Morning Herald

French dung beetle release in WA

A bug's life: Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia entomologist Rob Emery, CSIRO honorary fellow Dr Jane Wright, and DAWFA technical officer with a spring active beetle, Onthophagus vacca.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture

AmmoLand

Blitz at Black Rock Mountain Will Boost Understanding of Bats

The night life around Black Rock Mountain State Park will keep researchers from across the state busy Sept.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Detecting hornet allergy that killed mom

The story of a 44-year-old Virginia mother's deadly reaction to a white-faced hornet sting has roused concern.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Cambridge Evening News

10 things to do with the family

MOWGLI and co are starring in The Jungle Book at Grafham Water Park near Huntingdon on Monday.

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Related Topix: Apiculture

LongmontFYI

Plague found in Boulder-area fleas; residents warned to take precautions

A public health notice warning residents of bubonic plague found in fleas sits on an open space fence post Wednesday on Terrace Place in Boulder County.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Boulder County, CO, Science, Health Care Provider, Health

Pest Control

FMC Professional Solutions: EndZone Insecticide Sticker

The EndZone Insecticide Sticker provides control of house flies in less than one minute after contact, with up to seven months residual action indoors and four months outdoors , the company says.

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Science Daily

Paving the way for cyborg moth 'biobots'

Researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Science

Live Science

Tiny Jurassic Mammals Were Picky Eaters

In the Jurassic Period, when dinosaurs ruled the land, tiny mammals probably had to keep a low profile and survive by gobbling any insects they could find, but new research suggests these early mammals may have been pickier eaters than scientists previously thought.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

Darlington and Stockton Times

Deathwatch beetle leads to a journey back in time at historic 'Charlotte Bronte' home

A PROJECT to tackle a deathwatch beetle infestation at the historic house which inspired Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre has unearthed 1,000 years of history at the site.

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