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  1. Heat-resistant beans are 'front-line defence' to global warmingRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Food Industry

    Beans are a food staple for 400 million people in the developing world and have long been hailed as 'the meat of the poor' thanks to their high iron and protein content, according to researchers from CGIAR, a global research partnership which aims to improve global nutrition and ensure sustainable management of natural resources. But climate experts have warned that bean crops will not withstand rising temperatures, and have predicted a 50% loss of bean-producing areas in eastern and central Africa by 2050.


  2. Heat Wave to Stick Around Another DayRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    The second day of a two-day hot spell that settled over the Southland due to a high pressure system will continue today as temperatures are predicted to remain above normal, but will be slightly cooler than previously expected, the National Weather Service said. "The upper-level ridge responsible for the very warm conditions is just about right over the forecast area but will shift eastward the next couple of days," according to the NWS in Oxnard.


  3. Study provides evidence against the fetal origins of cancer, cardiovascular diseaseRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Science Daily

    A study evaluated the relationship between nutritional conditions in early life and adult health, and found that famine exposure during the first pregnancy trimester was associated with increases in mortality from causes other than cancer or cardiovascular disease. This is the first study to quantify the possible long-term effects of nutrition deprivation at different stages of pregnancy and long-term mortality.


  4. Cloudy skies, breezy and coolRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster



  5. When the invaders came, they went underground. No, not metaphorically.Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | MetaFilter

    Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey When the invaders came, Cappadocians knew where to hide: underground, in one of the 250 subterranean safe havens they had carved from pliable volcanic ash rock called tuff.


  6. Eagle Mountain Spillway Project Wins ASDSO Rehabilitation Project of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | PRWeb

    The Tarrant Regional Water Districtis recognized for its rehabilitation work on the Eagle Mountain Spillway Dam, for which Hayward Baker Inc. performed grouting project to reduce seepage. Hayward Baker Inc. , North America's leading geotechnical contractor, commends Tarrant Regional Water District , the 2014 recipient of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award.


  7. Middle East struggles with obesity epidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WMTW-TV Auburn

    In a video seen around the world, a Saudi Arabian man weighing some 600 kilograms was shown being forklifted from his apartment in 2013, so he could get medical treatment. His may have been an extreme case, but it shone a spotlight on the obesity epidemic spreading through the Middle East.


  8. Researchers identify timeline for HIV replication in the brainRead the original story

    Thursday | Science Daily

    HIV can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection, researchers have discovered. One-third of people not taking antiretroviral therapy to control their HIV will eventually develop HIV-associated dementia.


  9. How the brain 'remembers' painRead the original story

    Thursday | Science Daily

    A mechanism that is responsible for the chronification of pain in the brain has been discovered by researchers, possibly pointing to new strategies for the medical treatment of chronic pain, the investigators say. Scientists from Berne have discovered a mechanism, which is responsible for the chronification of pain in the brain.


  10. Conservation Group Seeks Sources of Ebola VirusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Voice of America

    Ebola is an ancient virus that evolved over thousands of years in the Congo Basin. It occurs naturally among a number of different species in the wild.


  11. Mutations associated with development of congenital heart diseaseRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Science Daily

    Fetal ultrasound exams on more than 87,000 mice that were exposed to chemicals that can induce random gene mutations enabled developmental biologists to identify mutations associated with congenital heart disease in 61 genes, many not previously known to cause the disease. The study indicates that the antenna-like cellular structures called cilia play a critical role in the development of these heart defects.


  12. Cal Fire-Butte County a acceleratesa hiring process for seasonal firefightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Mercury-Register

    Cal Fire-Butte County has already started gearing up for the peak of fire season, a process the agency said it had to accelerate because of weather conditions. This is the fourth year California has seen drought conditions, and reports and vegetation indicate the state is at least a month ahead of when vegetation typically dries out, said Mary Ann Aldrich, Cal Fire-Butte County public information officer.


  13. The Spring Freeze ContinuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    Spring remained in stasis on Friday as northerly winds brought lake effect snow showers back to the region, and temperatures couldn't even claw their way out of the 20s. An elongated zone of high pressure extending from Lake Superior to Missouri will continue to build eastward into the region overnight.


  14. Couple Survives Tornado in Storm ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    A tornado victim said she had just minutes to get from her RV to a tornado shelter a couple hundred yards away before the tornado hit. "I've never went into a bathroom or closet- but for some reason we just had this sense of urgency both us- we've got to get in there.


  15. Losing Weight the Healthy Way is the Best WayRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2007 |

    Almost 108 million Americans were overweight or obese in 1999. Until now, obesity continues to be a serious problem and is predicted to reach epidemic levels by the year 2020. 1 comment

  16. District records first fireRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Fort Francis Times

    Rainy River District has seen its first grass fire of 2015, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reported. A 4.3-hectare grass fire was reported Tuesday on the wildland reserve in Dawson Township, about 10 km north of Rainy River.


  17. Ebola patient praises hospital teamRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Romsey Advertiser

    Corporal Anna Cross speaks at London's Royal Free Hospital, where she has been discharged after being successfully treated for Ebola An Army Reservist who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been discharged from a London hospital after becoming the first patient in the world to be treated with an experimental drug. Corporal Anna Cross, 25, said she had been treated by an "absolutely incredible bunch of clinicians" at the Royal Free Hospital.


  18. Farmers should welcome nature's architectRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Western Producer

    And while the wetland architects can be a headache for producers by flooding roads, fields and pastures with dams that retain water and expand wetlands, the riparian specialist with Cows and Fish in Alberta said there's room for beavers and farmers to get along. "In the boreal regions, I suspect there we probably have a population that are closer to historic numbers," said Fitch.


  19. Don't believe hype unless it's backed by factsRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Western Producer

    Farmers can hear a confusing array of information and claims at trade shows. They can protect themselves with proper knowledge.


  20. Sierra Leone on 'Ebola lockdown'Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Cyprus Weekly

    The capital of Sierra Leone was "eerily quiet" on Friday at the start of a three-day national lockdown aimed at accelerating the end of an Ebola epidemic in the worst affected country. Hundreds of health volunteers fanned out across the capital on Friday - one of the last remaining hotspots - looking for hidden Ebola patients and raising awareness about the epidemic in the country's second lockdown.