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7 things you didn't know about cicadas

Once they're here, you know summer's here, too: You don't have to live in the desert Southwest for very long to learn that once the first cicadas of the year can be heard broadcasting their piercing buzz from invisible locations ...

dateJun 13, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Improving pig accommodations with mirrors

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are looking for ways to improve housing for farm animals, including pigs. Enhancing the animals' environment can help reduce stress, which in turn can improve growth and efficiency ...

dateJun 13, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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