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50 min ago | Medical News

Study investigates consumers' readiness to adopt insects as meat substitute

The most likely early adopters of insets as a meat substitute in Western societies are young men with weak attitudes toward meat, who are open to trying novel foods and interested in the environmental impact of their food choice.

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Related Topix: Science, Medicine, Health

4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Ebola outbreak: 5 questions answered

Ebola is a deadly virus found in several regions of Africa. But it doesn't spread easily: The virus is transmitted through contact with bodily fluids.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

8 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

McClintock: Rim Fire Plan "Tragedy"

Congressman Tom McClintock is not mincing words about his opinions of the Record of Decision for the Rim Fire Recovery Project.

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Related Topix: Science

Fri Aug 29, 2014

International Business Times

Blake Lively Celebrates "Bee-Day": Attacked By Bees Before 27th Birthday

Actress Blake Lively poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film "Grace of Monaco" out of competition during the 67th Cannes Film Blake Lively wrote that she's been busy shooting content for Preserve for the past months.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

The Bennington Banner

West Nile Virus Detected in Southern Vermont

The mosquitoes from Newbury were collected on August 18. The five other batches were collected on August 21. Three of these were from the same site in Rockingham.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Newbury, VT, Science

Science

Insect molting is 'like having your lungs ripped out'

When an insect gets too big for its exoskeleton, it sheds it. This process-known as molting-might sound matter-of-fact, but it's not.

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Related Topix: Science, North Carolina State University, Avondale, PA, Texas A&M University

Home

Climate changes may be affecting bug presence in Missouri

According to the MDC, shorter winters and longer summers allow for insects to thrive because conditions are ideal for feeding and procreating.

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Related Topix: Science

New Scientist

Your death microbiome could catch your killer

MILLIONS want you dead. No, it's not a Twitter conspiracy, but a battle raging beneath your skin.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Jackson Sun

The grower's dilemma: How to kill 'bad' insects without killing...

The grower's dilemma: How to kill 'bad' insects without killing bees Advances in pesticides may need a second and third look Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/life/2014/08/28/growers-dilemma-kill-bad-insects-without-killing-bees/14760379/ One of the most challenging aspects of representing the University of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science, Apiculture, Agriculture

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Blake Lively stung by bees on birthday eve

The former "Gossip Girl" star was being photographed for her lifestyle website, Preserve, on Sunday when she felt a sudden "electric shock of energy" and realized she had been stung.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Hot Chicks, Blake Lively

Food Industry

Target the trendsetters: Young men most likely to eat insects, finds research

Trendsetters? The most likely early adopters of insects as a novel and sustainable protein source in Western societies are young males, who are more open to trying new foods and interested in the environmental impact of their food choice.

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Related Topix: Science

Whittier Daily News

Monarch butterflies strike a chord with readers

Aphids, those tiny pear-shaped pests known as plant lice, are terribly fond of milkweeds and a significant infestation of them will keep monarch butterflies away.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home, Arcadia, CA, Calabasas, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Atheists Feel Awe, Too

In Elizabeth Gilbert's brilliant novel The Signature of All Things , Alma Whittaker, the central character who was born in Philadelphia in 1800, is destined for a highly unconventional life as a woman in science.

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Related Topix: Books, The Signature of All Things, Folk-Rock, God, Science

KOLD-TV Tucson

Man grows milkweed in yard to attract, nurture monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies are thriving, feasting on milkweed. This is normally a nuisance weed, hated by farmers, but Bogan, a retired Acadia University physicist and longtime naturalist, has given over his field to it, all in an effort to save the remarkable insect.

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Related Topix: Science

Times of Oman

Are rats eating our food before we are? Oman's PACP issues alert on food hygeine

Public Authority for Consumer Protection expresses serious concern after finding rats and insects having a free run in one of the storage facilities at a commercial complex in Al Dhahirah governorate Muscat: Rats are playing real monsters in our daily lives and that too at the cost of our health and of the food that we consume.

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Related Topix: Oman, Middle East, World News, Science

Mashable

Follow Peaches from Farm to Market in New York

Eating locally and seasonally has been an ever growing idea as food has entered the cultural spotlight.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Local Food, Fruits, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Vegetables, Science

ABC 27

Enola couple arrested for unsafe, deplorable home conditions

A Cumberland County couple was arrested after police said they found deplorable and unsafe living conditions in their home, including multiple piles of feces on their children's beds.

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Related Topix: Enola, PA, Cumberland County, PA, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

International Business Times

Pest Controller Amazed By 5000-Strong-Insect Wasp Nest Covering A Bed

According to Sky News, a 5,000-insect-strong wasp nest that was covering a bed had to be tackled by a pest controller, who has said that it was the most unusual job of his 45-year career.

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Related Topix: Science, Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom,

Science Daily

Specialization: Choosy wasps survive better, study shows

The question of why species should specialize, i.e. using only a fraction of all resources available to them, has puzzled scientists and non-scientists alike.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology

Science Daily

More wolf spiders feasting on American toads due to invasive grass, study shows

An invasive grass species frequently found in forests has created a thriving habitat for wolf spiders, who then feed on American toads, a new study has found.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia, Science, Ecology

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