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Luc Hoffman, ornithologist and World Wildlife Fund co-founder, dead at 93
Dr. Luc Hoffmann, a Swiss ornithologist and naturalist with a passion for wetlands who helped create the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and many other conservation groups, has died, wildlife groups said. He was 93.
 
Neonicotinoid pesticides, already blamed for short-circuiting honeybee brains, also diminish their sperm, possibly contributing to the pollinators' worrying global decline, researchers said Wednesday.
 
The National Development Fund Management Committee decided to establish an industrial innovation and transition fund with the aim of helping domestic enterprises to conduct innovation and transition programs, National Development Council Deputy Minister Kung Ming-hsin said.
 
Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip
Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun to promote renewable energy.
 
Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.
 
Interns launch rocket
A 50-foot (15.24-meter) tall sport rocket built by interns and students takes off from Ft. Carson near Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sunday, July 24. Student interns from the United Launch Alliance (ULA), Ball Aerospace and students from Colorado combined forces in the production. Over an eight-week period, interns from ULA and Ball Aerospace designed, built and tested their rockets with guidance from both companies.
 
Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for last leg of world tour
The first solar-powered plane to circle the world took off from Cairo on Sunday for Abu Dhabi, in the final leg of its journey.
 
Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA
Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" -- a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.
 
Pokemon fans accidentally wander over US-Canada border
There are no borders in the world of Pokemon Go. But two young fans of the hit smartphone game were so preoccupied with catching cartoon monsters that they wandered across the US-Canada border in real life.
 
Too busy with your real life to play the hit augmented reality game "Pokemon Go"? For a price, some entrepreneurs will play the game for you.
 
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