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3 hrs ago | Ohio.com

Ohio again testing for West Nile virus

COLUMBUS: The state of Ohio is again testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus after the program became a victim of federal budget cuts last year.

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7 hrs ago | The Compass

A rare find

It turned out to be a Hummingbird Clearwing moth, a special moth that is most commonly found in the United States.

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Related Topix: Science, Canada,

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KIMA

Actor Morgan Freeman becoming beekeeper

Actor Morgan Freeman is preparing to become a professional apiculturist after deciding to house 26 hives of bees on his Mississippi estate.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Morgan Freeman, Apiculture, Science, Recreational Vehicle, Honey, Life, Food, Entertainment

Science Daily

Corn and soy insecticides similar to nicotine found widespread in midwest U.S. rivers

Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Environment, Agriculture

Bellingham Herald

Bark beetles killing Columbia River Gorge pines

Every year since 2010, they've watched one outbreak after another of the California fivespined ips, a little brown bark beetle that likes to feast on ailing pine trees.

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Related Topix: Washington, Science, Skamania County, WA, Klickitat County, WA, Clark County, WA, White Salmon, WA

Weekly Packet

Plants and pollinators star in tour of Island Heritage Trust and historical society gardens

A small crowd gathered on the grounds of the Island Heritage Trust and the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society on Thursday, July 17, to tour the gardens and learn about the Island's plants and the insects that pollinate them.

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Related Topix: Science, Home Gardening, Home, Apiculture

Truro Daily News

Weather conditions on the side of flesh-rending horsefly

The pesky, oversized flies that buzz around your head before landing on your body and taking a chunk out of your skin are having a baby boom because of ideal weather conditions, said local entomologist Eric Georgeson.

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Related Topix: Weather, Science

Science Daily

Vasculature of the hive: How honey bees stay cool

Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Tufts University, Theater, Arts

Wed Jul 23, 2014

NBC Chicago

Gruesome Details on Mortuary Bodies

Officials have released disturbing details about the conditions of eight decaying bodies found inside a Fort Worth funeral home earlier this month.

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CBC News

More than half of Ontario bees died during harsh winter

About 6 out of 10 of Ontario's bees died following the harsh winter, a rate three times that of other provinces.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Canada,

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, Science

TheStreet.com

Bayer Battles New Insecticide Research Affecting 20% of Sales

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Science

The Escapist

Gigantic Insect Nightmares are Made of Found in China

If you're the kind of person who squirms whenever you see larger than normal insects, then this bit of news might give you nightmares.

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The Daily Record

Toddler's mum tells how tiny graze could be fatal for daughter...

BRAVE toddler Isla Todd is battling a rare and incurable condition that causes her feet and legs to swell up dangerously.

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Related Topix: Science, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Science Daily

Law of physics governs airplane 'evolution': Constructal law explains ...

Researchers believe they now know why the supersonic trans-Atlantic Concorde aircraft went the way of the dodo -- it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac.

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Science Daily

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Scientists attached radio-frequency identification tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Science / Technology, RFID News, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL

Science Daily

Bats use polarized light to navigate: First mammal known to use...

Scientists have discovered that greater mouse-eared bats use polarisation patterns in the sky to navigate -- the first mammal that's known to do this.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Brandon Sun

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: Science, Canada, Apiculture, North America, World News, Medicine

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Mayfly hatch blankets Mississippi River townsMayfly hatch blankets...

Residents along the Mississippi River would rather do without this rite of summer, the annual mayfly hatch that fills the air with insects and surfaces of cars and just about everything else with a slimy mess.

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Related Topix: Science, Trempealeau, WI, La Crosse, WI, Weather

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Abused boy ate insects to survive, 'looked like Holocaust victim,' police say

A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who reportedly was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to eating insects has been released from the hospital and is now in foster care, WPXI-TV - Pittsburgh reports .

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Related Topix: Science, Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh

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