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Insane Grasshopper Invasion Hits Albuquerque

Swarms actually show up on weather radar

(Newser) - Albuquerque is dealing with so many grasshoppers that their swarms look like rain on weather radar, ABC News reports. "We have actually been noticing the insects on radar since about Memorial Day," says a National Weather Service rep. At first, the service couldn't figure out what the... More »

Save the Planet: Eat Bugs

Switching from beef to protein-packed bugs could help combat climate change

(Newser) - Chowing down on creepy-crawlies is a concept that's likely to nauseate most Americans, but insect eats may be the way of the future, Time reports. The critters are rich in protein and far more efficient to raise than cows or pigs, making them a possible solution to the problem of... More »

Street Sense Captures Travers

Derby winner adds 'Midsummer Derby' to trophy case

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense triumphed in the "Midsummer Derby" today at Saratoga, holding off longshot Grasshopper to capture the $1 million Travers Stakes by a half-length. The superstar 3-year-old, under regular rider Calvin Borel, paid $2.70 to win after the crowd at the sweltering Spa sent him... More »

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