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Abuzz over glyphosate

Science | A weed killer’s effect on microbes may be linked to bee deaths 
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/11/18, 01:26 pm

Scientists say honey bee populations continue a serious, mysterious decline around the world, and that’s a problem for the agriculture industry, which relies on bees for pollination. Now a study suggests that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer, may be harming the insects.

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Plane from Dubai quarantined at JFK

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/05/18, 12:50 pm

Federal health officials on Wednesday morning quarantined an Emirates plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after some passengers fell ill during a flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Emirates airline on its Twitter page said health officials attended to 10 passengers “as a precaution” after the flight landed at about 9:10 a.m. EDT. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 100 of the plane’s 520 passengers received evaluations after they complained of symptoms such as cough and fever.

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Help on the spectrum

Technology | Could the Google Glass device benefit kids with autism?
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 8/30/18, 11:34 am

Children with autism seemingly improved their social skills after using a wearable device that helped them recognize emotions in people’s facial expressions, according to new research.

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