Spain to cull 17,000 ducks as bird flu hits

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In the middle of Alberta’s boreal forest, a bird eats a wild chokecherry. During his scavenging, the bird is caught and eaten by a fox. The cherry seed, now inside the belly of the bird within the belly of fox, is transported …

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Europeans brought new strains of ulcer-causing bacterium to pre-Columbian Americas

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(Medical Xpress)—Gastric adenocarcinoma, a form of stomach cancer, is the second most common cause of death from cancer, accounting for 10 percent of all cancer deaths. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori, found in the gastric …

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Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning

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Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning

Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Credit: Iida Loukola/QMUL

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Gene-edited pigs show signs of resistance to major viral disease

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Gene-edited pigs show signs of resistance to major viral disease

Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year. The University of Edinburgh team have used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). Credit: Norrie Russell, The Roslin Institute

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Just how early is spring arriving in your neighborhood? Find out …

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Just how early is spring arriving in your neighborhood? Find out ...

A new set of scientifically backed maps produced by the USGS-led USA National Phenology Network shows just how unusually early spring is arriving in the United States. 2017. Credit: USGS and USA National Phenology Network

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Video: The truth about catnip

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They’re our best four-legged friends, and they’re the stars of many an Internet video. No, not cats. This week on Reactions, we’re talking dogs. We investigate the chemistry behind your dog’s amazing sense of smell.

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Chu’s Limit—a limit no more

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Smaller, lighter weight, better performing and more multifunctional miniature antennas with increased performance may be possible using smart materials, according to Penn State engineers. One particularly promising application …

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NASA eyes Pineapple Express soaking California

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California which has long been suffering through a strong, multi-year drought, is finally beginning to see some much needed relief as a result of a recent series of storms that are part of a weather pattern known as the “Pineapple …

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How to buy an affordable car

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Top affordable car picks

Overall: Honda Civic

The Civic is a reliable stalwart of affordable cars and now you can choose from the sedan, coupe or hatchback. All offer excellent fuel economy combined with good looks and a fairly peppy motor, making the Civic a good choice for anyone on a budget.

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Sony has announced the fastest SD card ever

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