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Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

The first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees has been revealed by scientists. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic diversity in honeybees, and indicate that the species most probably originates from Asia, and not from Africa as previously thought. 502 more words

Nature

Northern Origins of a Southern Temple...

The Kamakala Kameswarar Temple in Triplicane.

What is startling is that a family belonging to the Kayasth community,

which had its origins in present day Uttar Pradesh, built it.

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Planet Bankstown

PLANET Ark’s National Tree Day held on Sunday, 27 July at Bass Hill saw more than 1,000 native trees planted. 

Carysfield Park was selected as the location for this year’s event.  186 more words

Environment

The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel by MARTHA ANN OVERLAND and NPR STAFF August 31, 2014 5:23 AM ET

Ever since rivers have been dammed, destroying the migration routes of salmon, humans have worked to create ways to help the fish return to their spawning grounds. 226 more words

Innovation

6 extreme weather events that pummeled America this summer - JOANNA ROTHKOPF SATURDAY, AUG 30, 2014 9:30 PM UTC

Research says that extreme weather is becoming more common. Here were the most devastating events this summer

A structure burns along Highway 41 in Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 372 more words

News

Good kingfisher news from the Netherlands

This video from Ireland is called Kingfisher | The Secret Life of the Shannon.

This morning, Dutch kingfisher researcher Jelle Harder reported on the radio that this year, there are 39… 88 more words

Environment

Remote Controlled Boat

I’ve been thinking for a long time about building a remote controlled boat that will allow me to more fully explore the rivers and stream around my home. 272 more words