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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

July 22, 2014

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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 11:05 pm

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 7:03 pm

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

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NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 7:03 pm

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 8:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

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World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 4:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.

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Sunday 07/20/2014
As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 12:04 pm

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.

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Saturday 07/19/2014
Archaeologists excavate NY Colonial battleground
Updated: July 19, 2014 - 3:03 pm

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of a massacre and the location of the era's largest smallpox hospital.

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Friday 07/18/2014
Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 7:04 pm

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

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