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3 hrs ago | Silver City Sun-News

13th annual Red Hot Children's Fiesta brings bugs to life for kids at Silver City's Penny Park

By Sky Klaus Mia Cordova, 6, touches the tortuous shell that was on display by the Albuquerque Bio Park. Mia attends school at Harrison Schmitt Elementary.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Albuquerque, NM, Silver City, NM, Science, Grant County, NM

5 hrs ago | The News-Star

Horse owners should check hay for toxic blister beetlesHorse owners...

As few as 25 beetles can be toxic to an average-sized horse, and poisoned animals can die within 72 hours. Horse owners should check hay for toxic blister beetles As few as 25 beetles can be toxic to an average-sized horse, and poisoned animals can die within 72 hours.

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9 hrs ago | Brighouse Echo

From the Undergrowth: The birds are saying farewell...

Autumn migration is in full swing and all are feeding up ready for leaving our shores with good numbers of Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat and Willow Warblers on the reserve and all the resident species such as Goldfinch are in good numbers, indicating a very good breeding season. August 29 turned up a Spotted Flycatcher and the 30th a Common Tern passing through.

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13 hrs ago | Statecollege.com

Kids Bug Out Over Great Insect Fair at the Bryce Jordan Center

Michael Martin Garrett/StateCollege.com // Sam Schaffner, 9, looks on in awe at a butterfly at the Great Insect Fair shortly after a different butterfly urinated on his hand - creating a "lifelong enemy" for him. He also enjoyed the scorpions and tarantulas at the fair.

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Related Topix: Science, Family, Kids, Apiculture, State College, PA

18 hrs ago | Suria

Food safety fears see farming return to...

It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops. A worker is seen in a rice field at a farm that uses organic methods, in the New Territories in Hong Kong, on August 6, 2014 - by Alex Ogle But now a new wave of farmers are growing the staple again in sleepy Long Valley in the city's northern New Territories, where buzzing insects and flocking birds offer a rich contrast to the high rise blocks in the distance.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Vegetables

Sat Sep 13, 2014

State Journal

Agriculture News: Controlling weeds, armyworms top priority for farmers right now

Another tip they received was to start scouting for armyworms. These insects occasionally appear in great numbers and their feeding can affect crops.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Kentucky State University, Owen County, KY, Owenton, KY

My Edmonds

Bird Lore: Red-breasted Nuthatch

E dmonds is within the year-round range of the Red-breasted Nuthatch, as is much of Washington, including the mountains. Unless you see it at your bird feeders, you may overlook this nuthatch until it wanders down the trunk of a conifer towards the ground.

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Examiner.com

Insects, Spiders and So Much More in Panama's Rainforests

A walk through the rainforest of Panama will introduce you to all kinds of neat critters, including some of these insects and spiders!Cicada When people come to Panama they almost always want an experience in the rainforest. Most people book a tour through a hotel or travel agent and are guided on a tour through one of the National Parks.

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SFGate

Bee studies give Nicholls student new insights

Nicholls State University freshman Brook Hoover wants to use lessons learned from a summer helping with honey bee research to educate others about world hunger. Hoover recently completed the Wallace-Carver Fellowship, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the World Food Prize.

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Related Topix: Nicholls State University, Agriculture, Science, Ponchatoula, LA, Apiculture

News10.net

Investigation: Insects, trash, drugs uncovered in Tahoe motel room

Investigation: Insects, trash, drugs uncovered in Tahoe motel room An investigation into A Lake Tahoe motel owned by JMA Ventures unearthed some dirty secrets. Check out this story on news10.net: http://on.news10.net/1tIjTZi Customers say a motel near Lake Tahoe is "gross" and "disgusting."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Science, Squaw Valley, CA, Sacramento, CA

This Is Staffordshire

Police recover man's body from Cobridge home - after neighbour...

Tenant Janet Steele called in her landlord after not seeing her neighbour from the flat above for a number of weeks. Now Staffordshire Police are preparing a report for the coroner as investigations continue into how long the man had been dead before he was discovered.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

UPI

Thousands of bees escape truck in Florida

Motorists driving behind a leaky bee truck on a stretch of Florida interstate had to roll up their windows to keep the insects out of their cars. Video footage taken of the truckload of bees on Interstate 4 in the Orlando area shows bees escaping from the truck by the thousands and motorists rolling up their windows to prevent the swarming insects from invading their vehicles, WKMG-TV reported.

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Business Journal

Dog sniffs out one of the world's most destructive pests at Atlanta airport

Regal, the agriculture detector dog, alerted luggage from a Sudanese passenger. The CBP K9 handler then referred the passenger to a secondary agriculture examination.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

CNN

10 travel diseases you don't want

As globalization continues to grow and dominate our trade, economy and lifestyles, the associated ease of access to remote regions of the world is reflected in our travels. Increasing numbers of destinations worldwide have opened their arms to international travelers, but as you venture on your own travels, whether for business or pleasure, which infectious diseases could you be exposed to? Locations: Caribbean, Central and South America, Western Pacific Islands, North Australia, South and South-East Asia, West and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Science, Malaria, Health

The News-Star

Chilli thrips: New insect to watch forChilli thrips: New insect to...

Louisiana homeowners should be on the alert for a small insect called chilli thrips that feeds on the young, tender parts of many plants, Chilli thrips: New insect to watch for HAMMOND - Louisiana homeowners should be on the alert for a small insect called chilli thrips that feeds on the young, tender parts of many plants, Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1rYyP9F Louisiana homeowners should be on the alert for a small insect called chilli thrips that feeds on the young, tender parts of many plants, according to Yan Chen, an entomologist at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.

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Related Topix: Science, Hammond, LA, New Orleans, LA, Life, Fruits, Food

Science Daily

Malaria parasites sense and react to mosquito presence to increase transmission

Many pathogens are transmitted by insect bites. The abundance of vectors depends on seasonal and other environmental fluctuations.

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Related Topix: Malaria, Health, Science, France, World News,

KBOI-AM Boise

Three Infants Found Dead in 'Deplorable Conditions' in Massachusetts Home

Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment found three infants dead in a Massachusetts home on Thursday. According to a release from the Worcester County District Attorney's Office, investigators were forced to wear hazmat suits to enter the Blackstone home due to "deplorable conditions."

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Blackstone, MA, Science

Thu Sep 11, 2014

American Thinker

A Government-subsidized Desert Death Ray

The Ivanpah solar generating plant is located in California about 50 miles from Las Vegas near the California-Nevada border. 173,000 mirrors are used to concentrate the sun on 3 boiler-towers where water is turned into steam to drive turbines and generate electricity.

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Related Topix: Science, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

Science Daily

Cat bites dog: In India's human dominated landscapes, top prey for leopards is dogs

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India's human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it's not livestock that's primarily on the menu -- it is man's best friend. The study, which looked at scat samples for leopards in India's Ahmednagar's district in Maharashtra, found that 87 percent of their diet was made up of domestic animals.

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Related Topix: Wildlife Conservation Society, Charitable Organizations, Agriculture, World News, India, Cats, Pets

Science Daily

Two new species of carabid beetles found in Ethiopia

There are more than 150 species of beetles in the genus Calathus , 17 of which have only been found in the mountains of the Ethiopian Highlands. Now scientists have found two new ones -- Calathus juan and Calathus carballalae -- and have described them in Annals of the Entomological Society of America .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

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