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  • Worm farming brings new career for Gloucester man

    GLOUCESTER – Some people see worms as wriggly, slimy crawlers, but Bill Clark saw them as a second career move. "I was an [air] traffic controller at Newport News. I had done that for 30 some years and you have to retire at age 56. So I was...
  • 'Peak soil' threatens future global food security

    LONDON (Reuters) - The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth's thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.    ...
  • Mexico tries to relaunch stranded North Korean ship

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescue workers were trying to refloat a North Korean vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico a few miles from a port where it had planned to load fertilizer, authorities said on Tuesday. The 6,700-tonne freighter "Mu Du...
  • Gardening: How can I get rid of the hemlock pest wooly adelgid?

    Q: I have several weeping hemlocks that have a pest, the wooly adelgid. Online, I found only vaguely limited solutions such as professional pest control to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Is there anything I can do at home? I've tried early spring...
  • London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

    London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass
    Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking. This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the...
  • On Gardening: Shrimp plants a feast for the eyes, hummingbirds

    On Gardening: Shrimp plants a feast for the eyes, hummingbirds
    Hummingbird fanatics, you must add the shrimp plant to your garden's floral menu. Your first thought might be the yellow shrimp or lollipop plant, Pachystaychus lutea. While I would say that is must have, too, the one I am touting today is known...
  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
  • DNA testing denial hampers effort to overturn Newport News murder conviction

    DNA testing denial hampers effort to overturn Newport News murder conviction
    NEWPORT NEWS — A judge's recent decision to deny DNA testing in a murder conviction might be the end of the road for a man who has argued his innocence for 20 years. Newport News Circuit Judge David F. Pugh denied Nathaniel Pierce's motion last...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • South Windsor Man Charged In 2013 Vernon Bank Robbery

    South Windsor Man Charged In 2013 Vernon Bank Robbery
    VERNON — A 22-year-old South Windsor man who police say robbed a Vernon bank a year ago used some of the $76,000 he stole to buy and fix up a 1988 Camaro and to buy marijuana to resell, according to the warrant for his arrest. Police said Dionige...
  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...