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15 min ago | KHOU-TV Houston

5 Wichita Falls workers stung by swarm of bees

A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 500 times by aggressive bees that also attacked four firefighters sent to help him.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Wichita Falls, TX

4 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Paleontology, Minnesota

7 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Survey: honey bee colony losses in Va. continue

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a survey from October through April found that nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the state died.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

In an image provided by the Bureau of Land Management, date not known, Bureau of Land Management cave specialist Bryan McKenzie rappels into Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming during a cleanup expedition.

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Related Topix: Paleontology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

The White House is announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Tri-cityherald.com

Soybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010

Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Weather

KOLD-TV Tucson

Your Week in Music: Shania Twain says adieu to Vegas

The residency was a time that she calls a "rediscovery for my love of performing" after a multi-year hiatus from music.

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Related Topix: Short, Music!, Shania Twain, Country, George Harrison, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Entomology

Medical News

Study reveals novel epilepsy pathway linked to neurodegenerative diseases

A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy , which in humans is a brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures over time.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, Genetics, Medicine, Biology

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Oil company geologist to talk Okla. earthquakes

A geologist with one of the country's largest independent oil producers will talk about the recent uptick in earthquake activity in Oklahoma.

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Related Topix: Geology, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

Will it rain or not? How you interpret the forecast could mean the difference between getting soaked or staying safe.

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Related Topix: Blizzard, Weather, Meteorology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

CFRA

Death of a Quebec mayor from insect stings underscores need to be prepared

Lucie F. Roussel, mayor of La Prairie, Que., is shown in a handout photo. The death of a Quebec mayor who was stung multiple times after stepping on a wasps' nest while gardening is a tragic but cautionary tale for those who run afoul of bees, hornets or other stinging insects - especially if they have a severe allergy to their venom, experts say.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Canada, Apiculture, Medicine

AME Info

Oman Air launches flights to new Duqm Airport

Main purpose of the position The Executive Secretary will provide all secretarial, technical, administrative and logistical services including correspondence, appointments, personal travel arrangements, communications, and documentation in the office of the Director General.

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Related Topix: Oman, World News, Middle East, Travel, Middle East Travel, Oman Travel, Agriculture, Non-Profit, Lebanon

WIFR

USDA: Illinois Corn, Soybean Crops Faring Well

The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

EDGE

Transcendence

The future will be here before you know it. In director Wally Pfister's epic thriller "Transcendence" starring Johnny Depp and available now on Blu-ray, the fight for that future is a matter of life or death for Dr. Will Caster .

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Related Topix: Computer Science

4029TV.com

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

The living monument fell victim to an infestation of the insects that couldn't be thwarted, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Entertainment

News Observer

Producers of pigs picking fight amid European trade deal

A two week old piglet in its stall at one of hog farmer R.C. Hunt's farms near Nashville in Nash Co.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Europe, World News, Germany, Wilson, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

EDGE

Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

Albert Shum, who heads interaction design across a range of Microsoft products including personal computer operating systems, Xbox game consoles, and phones.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Computers, Computer Science, PC, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games

Cybercast News Service

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Biology

The Town Talk

'Naked and Afraid,' Florida CrossFit coach survives

Menaced by prowling pumas and poisonous snakes, Indialantic, Florida resident Adam Young survived nighttime temperatures in the 40s deep in the mountainous jungle of Nicaragua for weeks, catching and chewing crabs, snails, an earthworm and a lizard.

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Related Topix: Indialantic, FL, Melbourne, FL, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Entomology

Bellingham Herald

Study: Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry

Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Pork, Bard College, Agriculture

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