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Discover Life in America sets out to inventory species in Smokey Mountains

Discover Life in America sets out to inventory species in Smokey Mountains

July 21, 2016

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A series of programs is being offered at Great Smoky Mountains National park to offer an inside look at some of the biodiversity found there. Discover Science at Sugarlands is provided by Discovered Life in America along with the park at Sugarlands Visitor Center. The next program will be Aug. 19, followed by Sept. 16 and Oct. 21 with topics to include synchronous fir...

Yale-led team develops new technique opens window into how brain cells communicate

July 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The brain's nerve cells communicate by firing messages to each other through junctions called synapses, and problems with those connections are linked to disorders like Alzheimer's and epilepsy. Now Yale University researchers have developed a way to picture synapses in living brains. The technique reported Wednesday, using PET scans, is highly experimental but it raises...

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Hemlock die-off having major ecological impact in Smokies 

July 11, 2016

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — Forests throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are undergoing a major ecological shift due to an unwelcome insect that has been wreaking havoc on hemlock trees for years. Students of John Overton High Schools Engineering Academy who are in a pathway that studies Agra-Engineering as interested in this decline, because if it affects one species, the likelihood...

Watch Live! Solar-powered plane leaves Spain for Egypt 

Watch Live! Solar-powered plane leaves Spain for Egypt 

July 11, 2016

Watch LIVE MADRID (AP) — An experimental solar-powered airplane has left Spain for Egypt in the penultimate leg of its globe-circling voyage. Organizers said the Solar Impulse 2 flew out of Seville airport Monday and was heading for Cairo. The flight, piloted by Swiss man Andre Borschberg, is expected to last 50 hours and 30 minutes. The around-the-world voyage began in March 2015 in Abu Dh...

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