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Tuesday | HON

Study Targets Causes of Birth Defects

New research rules out a leading theory on why older women are at greater risk for having a miscarriage or a child with birth defects.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Tuesday | The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Master Gardener gets Sultan added to county garden tour

Master Gardener Kay George credits the natural beauty of her home's setting near the confluence of the Skykomish and Wallace Rivers for helping get her garden included in this year's Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation Summer Garden Tours.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Sultan, WA, Skykomish, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Life, Food, Recipes

Tuesday | EurekAlert!

Elsevier Announces the launch of open access journal: New Negatives in Plant Science

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information, is pleased to announce the launch of an open access, online-only journal: New Negatives in Plant Science .

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Tuesday | HeraldNet

'A way to give back'

Hannah Hoffman had just returned to Pullman after spring break when she saw the first headlines pop up on the Internet.

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Related Topix: Arlington, WA, Darrington, WA, Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Snohomish, WA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

With Gene Disorders, The Mother's Age Matters, Not the Egg's

We women are all too aware that as we get older the risk of having a baby with genetic disorders goes up.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

EurekAlert!

Why 'whispers' among bees sometimes evolve into 'shouts'

Let's say you're a bee and you've spotted a new and particularly lucrative source of nectar and pollen.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, UC San Diego

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Electronic Engineering Times Asia

Network-on-a-chip fast-tracks data exchange

The device claims to reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 per cent, in addition to accelerating data processing.

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Related Topix: Computers, Science, Computer Science, CPU, Science / Technology, iPhone

Daily Times

A scary-sounding sleep disorder - exploding head syndrome

Exploding head syndrome may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but in fact it's a very real sleep disorder.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Reach museum in Richland receives traditional tribal blessing

Check out our video as Armand Minthorn Ctuir of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation blesses the building and Native American Artifacts this evening at the Reach center in Richland.

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Related Topix: Richland, WA, Prosser, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

WSU Tri-Cities committee working on academic master plan for the future

Opportunities for students to study agricultural science. Emphasis on fostering creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.

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Related Topix: WSU Tri-Cities

Science Blog

Leading hypothesis ruled out for miscarriage, birth defects

Washington State University reproductive biologists have ruled out one of the leading thoughts on why older women have an increased risk of miscarriages and children with birth defects.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Wenatchee World

Gail R. Ware

Gail grew up in a house that had a couple acres of orchard up Mission Creek. He played high school basketball and baseball for Cashmere High School and graduated in 1970.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Chelan, WA, Tonasket, WA, East Wenatchee, WA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KLEW-TV Lewiston

WSU enters into interlocal agreement for Pullman Fire Dept. services

After years of negotiating, Washington State University and the City of Pullman have entered a long-term agreement on university funding of the city's fire department.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Ham Radio

PhysOrg Weblog

Team rules out leading hypothesis for miscarriages, birth defects

Washington State University reproductive biologists have ruled out one of the leading thoughts on why older women have an increased risk of miscarriages and children with birth defects.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Lake Chelan Mirror

LCCH Foundation Awards $40,000 in College Scholarships

Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation recently awarded $40,000 in college scholarships to 23 local recipients.

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Related Topix: Chelan, WA, Audiology, Medicine, Pacific University

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Paterson research field could be closed as part of USDA cost-cutting plan

A 60-acre research plot in Paterson used for key research on potatoes, sweet corn and other Mid-Columbia vegetables could be plowed under.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, Prosser, WA

South Whidbey Record

Island County ponders growing weed problem

The Washington State University Extension office is requesting funding that would increase the salary for the county's Noxious Weed Coordinator Janet Stein.

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Related Topix: Island County, WA, Agriculture, Science

Tue Jul 01, 2014

City of Vancouver

Residents invited to take regional values & beliefs survey

Residents of Southwest Washington are invited to participate in the first regional study of values and beliefs, titled "500,000 Voices."

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Vancouver, WA

SFGate

Agriculture era sprouted baby boom in neolithic Southwest

Scientists say that at the height of prosperity between A.D. 500 and 1000, birthrates among neolithic American Indians in the Southwest likely exceeded the highest birthrates on Earth today.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Archaeology, Anthropology

Ridenbaugh Press

'Fighting the Odds' - back in print

You've seen the box above this post - about the new edition of the great Frank Church biography Fighting the Odds - for a while now.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

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