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Flowers lovers flock to Vermont bog for wild orchids

1 hour ago from Physorg

Each spring and summer, a Vermont bog yields a rare spectacle—hundreds of wild orchids in bloom, drawing visitors from around the country.

What triggers organ transplant rejection?

3 hours ago from C&EN

Differences in cell receptor between donor and host tissue set rejection in motion, study finds

Snake fungal disease identified in wild British snakes for first time

7 hours ago from Science Daily

Europe's wild snakes could face a growing threat from a fungal skin disease that has contributed to wild snake deaths in North America, according to an international collaborative study.

Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats

8 hours ago from Science Daily

By combining electrical monitoring of neural activity with machine learning, a team of neuroscientists has tuned into the brain chatter of rats engaged in helping other rats. The results clarify...

Feliciano Lopez stuns Marin Cilic to win 2017 Queen's Club title

10 hours ago from UPI

Feliciano Lopez reached one of his career goals on Sunday when he beat fourth-seeded Marin Cilic to win the Aegon Championships at The Queen's Club in London.

Man dies after falling from waterfall in N.C.

13 hours ago from UPI

A man died after falling about 70 feet from a waterfall in North Carolina, an emergency official confirmed.

Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

15 hours ago from Physorg

A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday.

NASCAR: Kurt Busch recalls stellar Sonoma run in 2012

1 day ago from UPI

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service

More than 80 dead in attacks on three major cities in Pakistan

1 day ago from UPI

Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 injured following a sequence of attacks on three of Pakistan's major cities on Friday.

WHO: More than 1,300 now dead in Yemen's cholera epidemic

1 day ago from UPI

The World Health Organization has announced the cholera outbreak in Yemen has now killed more than 1,300 people.

Near instantaneous evolution discovered in bacteria

1 day ago from Science Blog

How fast does evolution occur? In certain bacteria, it can occur almost instantaneously, a University at Buffalo molecular biologist has discovered. Mark R. O’Brian, PhD, chair and professor of the...

Sears will close another 20 stores this year across 14 states

1 day ago from UPI

Sears Holdings will close another 20 stores throughout the U.S. to add to a growing list of defunct locations, the department store company confirmed Friday.

Hot yoga done to live violin music is coming to Echo Park and Venice

1 day ago from LA Times - Health

There's something healthy happening near you this week in and around L.A.:

Chickens may illuminate how humans developed sharp daylight vision

2 days ago from Physorg

Humans belong to a select club of species that enjoy crisp color vision in daylight, thanks to a small spot in the center of the retina at the back of...

Small Chips, Big Impact: MSU Researcher Studies Cardiovascular, Sickle Cell Disease

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

A Mississippi State University researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease and sickle cell anemia.

Clever cat shuts itself inside drawer

2 days ago from UPI

A clever cat showed off its masterful hide and seek skills by opening a drawer and shutting itself inside.

The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows

2 days ago from Science Daily

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off — suggests new research.

Genes, ozone, and autism

2 days ago from Science Daily

Exposure to ozone in the environment puts individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected just by adding the...

Tiger snuggles up to pregnant woman's belly at Indiana zoo

2 days ago from UPI

A tiger made its way to the glass outside its enclosure at an Indiana zoo to snuggle up to a pregnant woman's belly.

How and why does light effect sleep?

2 days ago from UPI

Testing in Caltech labs revealed a light-sensitive neural protein key in maintaining the proper balance between wakefulness and sleep.

Columbus Blue Jackets ship Brandon Sadd to Chicago Blackhawks

2 days ago from UPI

The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired forwards Artemi Panarin and Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL draft from the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday in exchange for forward...

Out of africa: New research explores drive behind early humanity's travels across the world

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new research project starts this July after receiving a grant of over £450,000 from the Leverhulme Trust to explore the migrations of humans out of Africa.

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

2 days ago from Physorg

A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.

Deer box on hind legs on Tennessee trail footage

2 days ago from UPI

A trail camera in western Tennessee recently captured footage of a short boxing bout between two bucks.

Green Bay confident city can host successful NFL Draft

2 days ago from UPI

Green Bay, by far the smallest market in the NFL, is pushing to host an upcoming draft.

Dune ecosystem modelling

2 days ago from Science Daily

Acacia longifolia, which is native to Australia, is a species which was cultivated in Portugal primarily to stabilize dunes and as an ornamental plant; now it has spread out uncontrollably...

Scientists work to develop heat-resistant 'cow of the future'

2 days ago from Science Daily

More than half the cattle in the world live in hot and humid environments, including about 40 percent of beef cows in the United States. By using genomic tools, researchers...

The Serengeti: Plain Facts about National Park & Animals

2 days ago from Live Science

The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in east-central Africa.