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Kids and bugs connect at Mississippi State

October 2, 2013

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They are creepy and crawly, but it seems kids just can’t get enough bugs in their lives. The seventh annual Bugfest was held Sept. 27-28 at Mississippi State University, and drew around 1,000 visitors — almost twice as many as last year, said Pat Drackett, arboretum director. The hands-on event is designed to introduce children […]

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Are those mussels legal? Two species now protected

October 2, 2013

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While mussels may be tasty, beware — eating a couple of species is now a federal offense. Two species of freshwater mussels have been designated as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The mussels are only found in portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems. The agency designated 24 critical habitats in […]

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(VIDEO) Camille Seaman: Amazing views from a storm chaser

June 21, 2013

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Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this Ted Talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult. TED Senior Fellow Camille Seaman photographs big ice and big clouds.

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