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3 hrs ago | Kennebec Journal

Asian beetles threaten livelihood of Maine's American Indians

Basket makers say the emerald ash borer, the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America, is on a collision course with Maine's oldest cultural art form.

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Related Topix: Maine, Waterville, ME, Science, Agriculture, Penobscot, ME

7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Congress takes up food labeling fight

Many U.S. foods come from crops with DNA that was modified to resist disease, drought and insects.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Food, Cargill, General Mills, Life, Nutrition

12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Fashion alert: Scientists say hipster beards may soon go out of style

Men are sprouting beards everywhere. Did the economic crisis have something to do with it? Are razor blades and shaving foam too expensive? Is this just another hot indie rocker hipster trend? Scientists are saying that it may not be just fashion but rather some evolutionary forces that are playing a role in the rise and fall of beards and other ... (more)

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Science

16 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Maui County, HI

18 hrs ago | CBS Local

Seen At 11: Warmer Weather May Mean Dangerous Bug Bites

Warm weather could not get to the Tri-State Area soon enough, but higher temperatures also mean bug session has officially arrived.

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Related Topix: Weather, CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Science, tick, Health, Lyme Disease, Medicine

22 hrs ago | NorCalBlogs

Telling 'Noble Cause Lies' About Climate Change Will Backfire

Over the past twenty years, we've been subjected to a barrage of catastrophic climate change forecasts and prophecies that would put Moses to shame.

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Related Topix: Science, Global Warming, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Dr Strangebug or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Lubbers

They're everywhere now. In the beds in front of the house. In the bushes near the pool, where they sometimes end up on a shoulder that brushes too close.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Column: Extinguishing the European fire ant invasion

They swarm and deliver a painful sting that, while not life-threatening, burns then itches for days and can trigger swelling or a possible allergic reaction.

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Related Topix: Canada, Science, Agriculture, Opinion

WKBT

Minn. nurseries offer 'bee safe' plants

Some nurseries are offering plants that are free of an insecticide that experts have partly blamed for a die-off of bee populations in recent years.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

CBS News

Gender-bending insect species discovered in Brazil

Four new species of bugs discovered in Brazil defy the laws of gender: the females have penises, the males have vaginas.

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Related Topix: Science

Medical Daily

Study Links Lack Of Sleep In Young Flies To Lack Of Sex Life; May...

A new study shows that lack of sleep in young fruit flies affects their ability to reproduce in adulthood.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Science

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Critter Cam dedicated to insects, creepy crawlers

TO THE UPPER 80s AND THE ODDS OF RAIN WILL GO DOWN, AT LEAST FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK.

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Related Topix: Science

The Argus

Summer blues for bees

Researchers from the University of Sussex Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects spent two years filming honey bees in its glass-fronted observation hives.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Crawfish set up home in fresh water areas

There are more than 500 species of crawfish scuttling around the world, with around 100 of them enjoying life here in Mississippi.

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Switched

Insects With 'Female Penis' May Hold Clues To The Evolution Of Genitalia

That's right. Scientists say they've discovered four species of Brazilian cave insects with sex-reversed genitalia.

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Related Topix: Science

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

For blue flowers, remember the Lobelia

Spanish or butterfly lavender combines wonderfully with white flowers, as I recently observed in an attractive planter bed.

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Related Topix: Science, Home Gardening, Home

Red Bank Green

Where have I Seen this?

Can you identify the subject of this week's Where Have I Seen This? Take a guess! Please send your answer to wherehaveiseenthis@redbankgreen.com.

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Related Topix: Science, Red Bank, NJ, Navesink, NJ, African-American, Social Software, Monmouth County, NJ

Reuters

In weird Brazilian cave insects, male-female sex organs reversed

Scientists on Thursday described four insect species that dwell in extremely dry caves in Brazil, feed on bat guano and possess what the researchers called an "evolutionary novelty."

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Scientific Blogging

Sex Reversal: In Brazilian Cave Insects, Females Have The Penises

Researchers have discovered little-known cave insects, four distinct but related species in the genus Neotrogla , with rather novel sex lives - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

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Related Topix: Science, Brazil, World News

Examiner.com

First animal discovered with sex-reversed genitalia

The only known animals in which the female has a penis and the male has a vagina have been discovered.

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Related Topix: Science

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