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2 hrs ago | Hedonistica

Uh-Oh: Solar Energy Plant Setting Birds On Fire In Midair

A BrightSource solar energy farm in the Mojave Desert of California is under fire *pats myself on the back* after it's been discovered that thousands of birds have been set aflame from the farm's 300,000 focused mirrors.

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

6 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

Terrifying city-dwelling spiders are bigger and more fertile

If you live in a big city and somehow weren't a little creeped out by spiders before, you definitely will be now.

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Related Topix: Science

8 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

French dung beetle release in WA

A bug's life: Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia entomologist Rob Emery, CSIRO honorary fellow Dr Jane Wright, and DAWFA technical officer with a spring active beetle, Onthophagus vacca.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture

12 hrs ago | AmmoLand

Blitz at Black Rock Mountain Will Boost Understanding of Bats

The night life around Black Rock Mountain State Park will keep researchers from across the state busy Sept.

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14 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Detecting hornet allergy that killed mom

The story of a 44-year-old Virginia mother's deadly reaction to a white-faced hornet sting has roused concern.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Cambridge Evening News

10 things to do with the family

MOWGLI and co are starring in The Jungle Book at Grafham Water Park near Huntingdon on Monday.

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Related Topix: Apiculture

LongmontFYI

Plague found in Boulder-area fleas; residents warned to take precautions

A public health notice warning residents of bubonic plague found in fleas sits on an open space fence post Wednesday on Terrace Place in Boulder County.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Boulder County, CO, Science, Health Care Provider, Health

Pest Control

FMC Professional Solutions: EndZone Insecticide Sticker

The EndZone Insecticide Sticker provides control of house flies in less than one minute after contact, with up to seven months residual action indoors and four months outdoors , the company says.

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Related Topix: Science

Science Daily

Paving the way for cyborg moth 'biobots'

Researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Science

Live Science

Tiny Jurassic Mammals Were Picky Eaters

In the Jurassic Period, when dinosaurs ruled the land, tiny mammals probably had to keep a low profile and survive by gobbling any insects they could find, but new research suggests these early mammals may have been pickier eaters than scientists previously thought.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

Darlington and Stockton Times

Deathwatch beetle leads to a journey back in time at historic 'Charlotte Bronte' home

A PROJECT to tackle a deathwatch beetle infestation at the historic house which inspired Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre has unearthed 1,000 years of history at the site.

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Related Topix: Science

Mirror.co.uk

Disgusted KFC diner finds dead FLY buried in his chicken wing

Hardip Singh, of East Ham, was munching his lunch in his local KFC outlet with a mate when he made the sickening find.

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Related Topix: Science, Weird

The Winnipeg Free Press

Kale easy to grow, packs nutritional punch -- even helps bees

It's green, loaded with nutrients and is so reliably hardy, it grows just about everywhere, especially in cooler climates.

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Related Topix: Life, Recipes, Home Gardening, Home, Science

ABC News

Senior lecturer from the Univeristy of Western Sydney Dr Markus...

Senior lecturer from the Univeristy of Western Sydney Dr Markus Riegler says new research into the Queensland fruit fly, will hopefully be used to mass produce male flies.

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Related Topix: Science

NewsTarget.com

Multinational scientists request help from the Pope to get destructive GMOs banned in Brazil

When independent scientists and farmers start protesting GMOs to their governments without success, to whom can they turn? Well, the GMO resisters in the predominately Catholic country Brazil have decided to go papal.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Biotech, Science, Agriculture, Des Moines, IA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Journalgazette.net

Fungus turns 'zombie ants' into booby traps

If you thought mind-controlling fungi were already scary, just wait - the shrooms are even more strategic than we thought.

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Related Topix: Science

The Baltimore Sun

'Bug Man' explains wonders of insect world at the Conservancy

On the second Saturday of every month, Howard County Conservancy offers a free program.

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Related Topix: Science

Stuff.co.nz

Beneficial insects under threat

AT RISK: An international task force of independent scientists completed a four-year analysis of 800 peer reviewed papers on systemic pesticides and found conclusive evidence that neonics are causing significant damage to bees, butterflies, earthworms and birds.

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Related Topix: Science, Apiculture, Agriculture, Life, Vegetables

Sunherald.com

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida...

In this Wednesday, July 31, 2014 photo, horticulture professor Fred Gmitter holds root stock of a citrus tree at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, in Lake Alfred, Fla.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL

Globe and Mail

In a world desperate for new antibiotics, science turns to insects

There is a lot scientists can do to explore the potential of better-known bacteria, such as Streptomyces, long a rich source of antibiotics.

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Related Topix: Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry

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