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Hurricane Ophelia Sheds Light On Another Climate Change Concern

This is the farthest east that a Category 3 hurricane has ever traveled in the Atlantic Basin since records began.
On Context, Clones, and the Unknown: Tade Thompson’s The Murders of Molly Southbourne
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Let’s talk about clones and narratives. As anyone who’s read or watched a story dealing with clones can attest, introducing cloning into a narrative allows storytellers to explore a host of themes: nature versus nurture, the notion of what makes a person unique, the question of what happens when human rights and rampant corporatism coll...

I'm Proud To Be An 'Alarmist'

With deaths and destruction still being assessed, the California wildfires are bringing us close to the costliest year on
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.

Photos show Portugal and Spain in flames.
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A series of fires in both countries this week killed more than 40 people and injured at least 63 more.

The fires began over the weekend and grew stronger on Sunday as remnants of

Ulrich Ogiermann to leave Qatar Cargo | Air Cargo
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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/...