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Burkina Faso: Beating river blindness by fly-catching

<b>Africa is beginning to win its battle against the parasitic river blindness infection, thanks in no small part to the painstaking work of villagers who catch the flies responsible for the disease.</b><p>The Kou Valley in Burkina Faso is one of the country's most fertile areas; a land of lush paddy fields, …

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Africa's Rift Valley from above – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/19/africa-rift-valley-kenya-ethiopia-in-pictures<p>720<p>German photographer Michael Poliza travelled by …

BEAUTIFUL PLANET EARTH

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

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Amazing Monterey orca, humpback sightings (photo gallery & video)

<b>Those aboard whale watching boats Sunday in Monterey Bay feasted on rare sightings of a pod of killer whales on the move –</b>– plus sensational tail salutes from humpback whales, and a sighting of a blue whale, the largest air-breathing creature to inhabit the Earth.<p>“Researchers on our expedition …

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Who Was the Most Accurate NFL Draft Expert This Year?

Every year The Huddle Report grades the top mock drafts and top 100 boards from analysts around the web.<p>Mock drafts are scored by awarding two points for every player correctly matched to a team in the first round, and one point for every player correctly placed in the first round. A perfect mock …

Football (U.S.)

Penn State Football: Injuries Force Bill O'Brien to Ponder Spring Game Strategy

Bill O'Brien has certainly put his stamp on the Penn State football program since his arrival in January 2012. From creating a new offense to putting names on the back of the traditionally bland uniforms and getting on the microphone to call out plays during a spring game, O'Brien has done a little …

College Football

Why Johnathan Franklin Will Start over Eddie Lacy for the Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers drafted two running backs in the 2013 NFL draft. They selected Eddie Lacy in the second round and then came back and took Johnathan Franklin in the fourth round.<p>While many Packers' fans were excited about Lacy becoming the team's No. 1 running back, the name they'll really …

Football (U.S.)

Quenton Nelson Commits to Notre Dame: Irish Land Huge 4-Star OL

Notre Dame on Wednesday received a commitment from 4-star offensive lineman Quenton Nelson, further solidifying its stature as one of nation's elite college football programs.<p>It only took one phone call from the Irish staff to convince one of the top-ranked offensive lineman in the 2014 class to …

College Football

New Jets Quarterback Geno Smith Sounds Like A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Jason Cole of <i>Yahoo! Sports</i> spoke with a number of people around the NFL that were unimpressed with how Smith handled himself during interviews and meetings with teams prior to the draft.<p>In the report, Smith comes across as a cocky kid that thinks he already knows it all and doesn't look for input. …

Football (U.S.)

NHL Playoff Predictions 2013: Teams That Will Bounce Back from Game 1 Losses

The 2013 NHL playoffs are underway, as six out of the eight first-round series have completed Game 1. During the opening bout, five of the six home teams emerged victorious and two games were decided in overtime.<p>The question is, which teams will bounce back from their Game 1 losses and even their …

Ice Hockey

Notre Dame talking unique kind of football stadium expansion

The university is looking into transforming the stadium into the focal point of campus.<p>Notre Dame unveiled a potential plan for renovating their football stadium on Thursday, a plan that would turn the famous stadium into the focal point for student and academic activity on campus. Considering the …

General Manager David Kahn Fired by Minnesota Timberwolves

Confirming what's been expected for the better part of a week, the Minnesota Timberwolves officially fired general manager David Kahn on Thursday.<p><b>UPDATE: Thursday, May 2, at 9:57 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford</b><p>ESPN's Brian Windhorst confirmed Flip Saunders' new role with the Timberwolves:<p>Flip Saunders …

NBA