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Grazing horses on better pastures
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(American Society of Agronomy) Horses in less temperate zones may get some extra grazing. A new study shows warm-season annual grasses have good potential for use in horse pastures. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Breeding salt-tolerant plants
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(University of Würzburg) The quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Scientists Have Developed Surgical Glue That Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds
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This could save so many lives.

Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes Madagascar
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In a way reminiscent of the early days of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, a disease that is normally rural has reached cities and is spreading rapidly. www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/...
Why Isn’t It a Crime To Kill a Cyclist with a Car?
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*The number of Americans who commute via bicycle jumped by 64 percent between 1990 and 2009, yet the laws that protect them have lagged behind. Nationwide, the bike safety landscape looks like a patchwork of state regulations and variations in enforcement. In most states, the only law explicitly addressing bike safety is a safe passing law requiring drivers to give cyclists a cushion of anywhere from two to four feet. In only three states is it a felony offense to maim or fatally injure a bik... nextcity.org/features/view/...
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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green review – a new modern classic

Five years after The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has written another YA novel that will resonate with teenagers and comfort anxious young minds everywhere

Following the gargantuan success of John Green’s 2012 YA novel The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down is a publishing mega-event. It’s also a book some might find easy to not like. It is sentimental, o...

Neonicotinoid pesticides found in honey from every continent
The discovery of neonicotinoid pesticides in honey means pollinating insects like bees regularly eat dangerous amounts of the pesticides www.newscientist.com/articl...-
Poem of the week: Pershing at the Front by Arthur Guiterman

A roistering comic satire, finding black comedy in the trenches, this is a spry dig at the lumbering machinery of war

Pershing at the Front

The General came in a new tin hat
To the shell-torn front where the war was at;
With a faithful Aide at his good right hand
He made his way toward No Man’s Land,
And a tough Top Sergeant there they found,
And a Captain, too, to show them round.

Labor contractor fined $105,000 for no license
OTHELLO, Wash. — A farm labor contractor has been fined $105,000 for allegedly operating without a license by the state Department of Labor & Industries. The fine, issued to Agri Aide of Othello, is the largest ever levied against a farm labor contractor by the department, a department ne www.capitalpress.com/Busine...