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Seeking a Town on the Border of Fiction and Reality

Seeking a Town on the Border of Fiction and Reality | Quinton Geo 152 | Scoop.it
Google recently removed Agloe, N.Y., in the western Catskills, from its map, but how it endured on area charts for so long remains a cartographic mystery.
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There's a town in New York that Google has wiped off it's maps because there was evidence that it wasn't a real place. Almost no one has heard of it.

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Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics | Quinton Geo 152 | Scoop.it
The first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees has been revealed by scientists. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic diversity in honeybees, and indicate that the species most probably originates from Asia, and not from Africa as previously thought. The honeybee (Apis mellifera) is of crucial importance for humanity. One third of our food is dependent on the pollination of fruits, nuts and vegetables by bees and other insects. Extensive losses of honeybee colonies in recent years are a major cause for concern.
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This article talks about how important honey bees and other insects are to the pollination of fruits, vegetable, etc. 

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