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Pest Rise at current rate may cause potato and bread shortages in UK

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:26

According to a new study, if the pest rise continues at the current pace then in the next 30 years then the UK will face acute shortage of potato and bread. The study was conducted by the researchers from the University of Exeter.

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IRS Issues Warning against On-Going Scam Phone Calls

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:25

Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning against the ongoing scam phone calls. David Tucker, IRS Seattle spokesman, clarified that the calls are not from IRS, but instead some fraud scammers, who are calling taxpayers and are demanding money for them or asking for some personal information.

Some callers have even threatened people if they don't meet the demands, they could face arrest.

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Manitoba planning to use Dogs to fight Zebra Mussels

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:14

Manitoba is going to use dogs to battle with zebra mussels.

Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh said in announcement at a press conference on Friday that the move will make the province the first to use dogs as a permanent strategy to find the invasive species next boating season.

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Monarch Butterflies continue to Vanish

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:13

The Monarch butterfly migration begins in September. The butterfly travels thousands of miles towards the grounds of Mexico through Iowa, U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Recently, a monarch scientist, Lincoln Brower, said that the iconic orange-and-black butterfly is moving closer to its extinction.

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$54,000 for Agriculture in Classroom Program this Year

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:08

A grant of more than $54,000 has been approved by Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring for North Dakota's Agriculture in the Classroom program.

Goehring believes that the programs will provide immense help to teachers to make agriculture part of students' everyday learning by getting access to lesson materials and other tools.

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NASA to Finalize Private Company to Build its Manned Spacecraft in September

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:06

In September, NASA will decide which private company will build its next generation vehicle that will take astronauts to the space. NASA says the contract is worth $4 billion and is very important.

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Vancouver Board of Parks puts Ban on Breeding of Cetaceans

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:30

The Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre argued in court saying that the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has crossed its boundaries by putting a ban on the breeding of cetacean in the city.

The Vancouver Aquarium has challenged the ruling passed by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in July. According to it, breeding of whales, dolphins and porpoises has been banned.

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Blue-Green Algae Found in Dry Pine Bay

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:29

The Sudbury & District Health Unit received an advice from the Ministry of the Environment to remain beware of blue-green algae. The samples taken on August 26 from the French River in Dry Pine Bay have tested positive for blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. The samples have a species of cyanobacteria that can produce poison.

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Wagtail Population Declines in UK

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:08

A study has unveiled that three UK breeding wagtail species are declining. A report of latest Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) has stated that reason behind the decline is still not clear.

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Construction site of massive galaxy “Sparky” uncovered

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:07

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have helped the astronomers observe the earliest stages of enormous galaxy construction. They have named this young, massive galaxy as Sparky. It has been termed as GOODS-N-774.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 will reportedly support NFC technology

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:43

With the Apple iPhone yet to support near-field communication (NFC), one of the most persistent rumors that have circulated ahead of a new iPhone launch - since iPhone 4S launch - is that the handset will implement the NFC technology for mobile payments and other uses.

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Eruption in Bardarbunga Volcano System, but No Threat to Air Traffic

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:31

A volcanic eruption happened at the Bardarbunga volcano during the early hours of Friday. Iceland has announced that the eruption was not of a big level and has stopped. Therefore, it has lifted all airspace restrictions.

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Scientists reveal why rocks in California’s Death Valley move

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:31

A group of scientists has claimed to have solved the more-than-half-a-century-old mystery behind 'wandering stones' in the Death Valley in California.

The mysterious movement of rocks across the dry ground of the Golden State's Death Valley was first reported in 1948, but no one had documented directly the movement of the rocks until last winter.

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USPTO grants Apple 14 Years patent for 5th Ave. Glass Cube

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:01

The U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted Apple the patent on the design of the glass cube entryway to the company's 5th Ave. Apple Store.

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European Central Bank to cut Economic Forecast

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:23

Ewald Nowotny, European Central Bank Governing Council member, said the bank may cut its economic forecast next week. The bank will present its updated estimate next Thursday.

Nowotny said, "It's no secret that we are seeing somewhat of a downturn in the economy. Germany is no longer able to be a locomotive for growth".

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Royal Dutch Shell presents Plan to Explore Alaskan Arctic region for Oil

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:20

On Thursday, Royal Dutch Shell presented a plan to the federal government with an aim to explore for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, once again after years of legal and logistical setbacks as well as series of opposition from environmentalists.

Shell's plan involves two drilling rigs working at the same time in the Chukchi Sea, which could generate over 400,000 barrels of oil a day.

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NASA warns Massive Solar Flare can disrupt Communication Signals

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:09

NASA has warned that a new sunspot spewing powerful X-class flares is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth.

If it happens then the X-class flares would cause major disruptions to GPS and communication signals and also to the U. S. electrical grid on which life-sustaining critical infrastructures depend.

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Britney Spears and David Lucado Part Ways

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:41

Britney Spears has ended her 18-month relationship with David Lucado. It is being speculated that a video showing Lucado cheating on her has caused the split between the two.

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Mangalyaan Completes 90% of its Journey towards Red Planet, says ISRO

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:37

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), termed as Mangalyaan, launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 5 November 2013 has completed 90% of its journey towards the Red Planet.

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Ardbeg 'space whisky’ to return to Earth after Gravity Experiment

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:12

The Ardbeg Distillery, a Scotch whisky distillery on the south coast of the isle of Islay, which sent a single malt whisky to International Space Station (ISS) three years ago, will return to our planet next month.

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