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1 hr ago | HON

Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

Scientists who mapped the genome of the tsetse fly say this genetic information could lead to new ways to fight African sleeping sickness.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

6 hrs ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw

People choosing to live 'la vida locavore'

This startup's Earth Day launch has a massive goal: Cut carbon emissions globally.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Local Food, Science

10 hrs ago | Daily-Jeff.com

Ohio winter takes toll on honeybees

Ohio beekeepers lost 50 to 80 percent of their honeybees over the harsh winter, threatening the farming industry, state agriculture officials say.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Canal Winchester, OH, Apiculture

14 hrs ago | The Newberg Graphic

Touchstone preschoolers bug out on Earth Day - Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:00

Gabriel Torgerson has encountered a ladybug or two while climbing on the play structure at Touchstone Preschool, but Tuesday morning marked the first time he got up close and personal with the insects.

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Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family, Beaverton, OR

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

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Related Topix: Vermont, IL, Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science, Healthcare Law, Law

Bellingham Herald

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin participates in the morning session of the National Governor's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, in this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo.

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Related Topix: Vermont, IL, Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science, Healthcare Law, Law

New Scientist

Brazil approves use of genetically modified mosquitoes

Mozzies in Brazil could soon be dropping like flies. On 10 April, Brazil became the first country to approve the commercial use of genetically modified insects when it gave the green light to GM mosquitoes designed to control the spread of dengue fever.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Science, Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Skyrocketing lime prices rooted in weather, plant disease

Limes, which as recently as a year ago sometimes went on sale at ten for a dollar, are suddenly commanding prices as high as 99 cents apiece.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Science

TheBlaze.com

What Made Thousands of Bees Drop Dead Along an Oregon Highway?

While the sharp decline in bee populations is not unique to the state, a recent mass death of honey bees has investigators involved.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Oregon, Science, US Politics, US News

Click2Houston

Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease

The state Department of Agriculture has expanded a quarantine area to slow the spread of the citrus greening disease for two South Texas counties.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Hidalgo County, TX

Sydney Morning Herald

Aboriginal scientific achievements recognised

Just one generation ago Australian schoolkids were taught that Aboriginal people couldn't count beyond five, wandered the desert scavenging for food, had no civilisation, couldn't navigate and peacefully acquiesced when Western Civilisation rescued them in 1788.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Anthropology

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Don't let seasonal pests bug you

As spring slowly makes its way across the country, dormant critters begin to emerge, showing up in our homes, yards and gardens.

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Related Topix: Science

Tue Apr 22, 2014

BayStreet.ca

New Nontoxic Insecticide That Is A Safe Ant Spray In The Kitchen

After seeing ants invade his kitchen Dr. Peter Achutha developed a cheap, simple, safe and nontoxic ant spray that can be used in the kitchen Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / ACCESSWIRE / April 23rd, 2014 / Dr. Peter Achutha of Peter Publishing has discovered a new nontoxic safe ant spray and insecticide.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

Scientific American

Giant Tusked Insect Saved from Extinction

Twice a week, John Platt shines a light on endangered species from all over the globe, exploring not just why they are dying out but also what's being done to rescue them from oblivion.

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Related Topix: Science

Farmington Hills Observer

Giant portrait in Pakistan gives face to drone victims

Artists are giving a face to drone strike victims in Pakistan with a giant portrait of a young girl.

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Related Topix: Science

Sunherald.com

Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

The 15-story tower at SC Johnson's headquarters in southeastern Wisconsin is regarded as one of the country's most important examples of cantilevered architecture.

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Related Topix: Science, Spring Green, WI

The News

You don't have to be a beekeeper to help rebuild depleted bee populations

Bees are pulling a disappearing act. Honeybees are vanishing from their hives. Bumblebee numbers have crashed so radically that some species are believed extinct.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture

CBS 3 Springfield

Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie , author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, addressed an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 people at Earth Day in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Activism, Environmental Law, Law, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News

Noozhawk

Karen Telleen-Lawton: Whale Feces Yield Big Clues for Marine Biologists

One of my favorite cartoons, by retired cartoonist Gary Larson , is about canine poop.

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Related Topix: Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Spring cleaning safety tips

While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says.

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Related Topix: Science

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