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2 hrs ago | Washington Times

Minnesota bee researcher takes aim at Quarry Park

Crystal Boyd strained four bees, three flies and one leafhopper from a yellow pan trap, the third of 12 in a transect topping a granite outcrop in Quarry Park Scientific and Natural Area.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Apiculture, Science, University of Minnesota, Genetics, Medicine

6 hrs ago | Coshocton Tribune

Fly fishing techniques can enhance fun

I suspect most anglers curl their lips a little when someone mentions "Fly fishing."

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Related Topix: Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Science Daily

Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches

Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and environmentally responsible way.

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Related Topix: Science, Apiculture

Canada.com

Government looks to limit medical marijuana for Canada's veterans

Instagram users share their snapshots as they soak up the sun this week on the beach, at the PNE, in parks and at the ballgame.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, North America, Canada, World News, Science, Life, Veteran Affairs

ABC News

Photos: Bees, Beetles and Other Critters Like You've Never Seen

Sam Droege and his colleagues at the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab are creating highly detailed photos of bee populations and the plants and insects that interact with them.

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Related Topix: Science, Flickr

Nashoba Publishing Online

Ticks and Lyme disease

Unlike mosquitoes, black flies and other bugs that plague us during the warm seasons, adult ticks don't die off or go underground when the weather gets cold.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Science

WTOP-FM Washington

Johns Hopkins researchers discover designer insecticide

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say they have found a new way to target insects in an environmentally safe way.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Science

TreeHugger

Bee-killing pesticides kill birds too

Peer-reviewed research, published in the leading journal Nature this Wednesday, has revealed data from the Netherlands showing that bird populations fell most sharply in those areas where neonicotinoid pollution was highest.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Agriculture

Denver Post

Two rabid bats found in Eagle County

In both instances, people and their pets had come into contact with the bats, the county's public health director said in a news release.

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Related Topix: Eagle County, CO, Eagle, CO, Science

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Research funding boost to help new University Bee Lab facility in...

Bee Squad team member Chris Kulhanek carries a frame from a hive at the rooftop apiary at Urban Ventures in south Minneapolis on Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Life, Food, Honey

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Canada.com

Effort to eradicate invasive fire ants faces tough slog in B.C.

Instagram users share their snapshots as they soak up the sun this week on the beach, at the PNE, in parks and at the ballgame.

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Related Topix: Canada, Home Gardening, Home

Edhat

Your Own Personal Killing Field

Has anyone told you that your flowering plants are killing off the honeybees and butterflies that visit your garden? Have you heard of the studies being done on the effects of neonicotinoids? If you don't have a clue, well, then it's high time you learned about the dastardly effects these chemicals are having on the very insects you so innocently ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science

Evening Sun

Swarms of flies blanket Wrightsville bridge

Dead mayflies are piling up around the new lanterns installed on the Columbia-Wrightsville bridge, pictured here Wednesday, because they're attracted to the lights during their short lifespans.

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Related Topix: Wrightsville, PA, Science

Evening Sun

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, walks through a field of soybeans checking it for signs of threatening insects or disease.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alma, MO, Activism, Animal Rights

Ag Professional

Don't link bird decline and use of neonicotinoids

A letter by a group of scientists on declines in insectivorous birds prepared for Nature magazine and posted online resulted in a response by Bayer CropScience because the company contends there is no demonstrated "causal link between the use of neonicotinoids and the development of bird populations in Europe."

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Foster's Daily Democrat

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing N.H. pest

They may be a small insect, but some leafhoppers can carry a big punch, devastating crops and causing millions of dollars in damage.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables

Asbury Park Press

Four child-friendly places to learn this summerFour child-friendly...

Four child-friendly places for learning this summer Family things to do in NJ Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1lVpp5p The Monmouth Museum is centrally located in the Lincroft section of Middletown with four galleries featuring changing exhibitions and programs on art, science and history.

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Related Topix: Lincroft, NJ, Middletown, NJ, Science, Toms River, NJ, Pine Barrens (Pinelands), NJ

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Science Daily

Tiny DNA pyramids enter bacteria easily -- and deliver a deadly payload

Bacterial infections usually announce themselves with pain and fever but often can be defeated with antibiotics -- and then there are those that are sneaky and hard to beat.

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Related Topix: Actinomycin, Dactinomycin (generic), Medicine

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Family runs cross the United States to put an end to GMO foods

Brett Wilcox and son David, 15, are running across the country along with Jenna, their mixed breed dog rescued from a shelter in Texas, to talk about the dangers of GMO foods.

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Related Topix: Sitka, AK, Opinion

Merced Sun-Star

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

The state health department said Wednesday that mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties were confirmed to have the virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Science, Merced, CA

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