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Jupiter Farms is a city if Palm Beach County which is in South Florida. Officials there say a man was stung over 150 times by what is highly likely Africanized Honey Bees (aka "Killer Bees"). Fortunately the man is still alive and the Fire Department there said they found the man in an open field and chased the bees away with extinguishers. Read more over at WESH News.

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Whether you’re stuck in gridlock on i4 or running late to drop your kids off at school because of an accident blocking the road, traffic in Central Florida can be stressful at times. As our community grows that problem appears to be getting worse, however the solution could be right there on the pavement, ants! Studying these tiny guys has helped researchers develop a mathematical model that may help us figure out how to make traffic flow smoothly in the future. For more on this NPR story, listen here.

 

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In South East Asia, malaria parasites have developed a tolerance to the treatment, leading to fears that the tolerance could spread. However, scientists have now identified the genetics of this malaria drug resistance. This breakthrough could help identify the areas where resistance may spread and prevent it before it happens. Malaria is mosquito-borne and caused by a parasite. While this disease is primarily in Africa, travelers to this region are also at risk. Here’s an article from BBC with more insight on this newly released study.

 

 

 

 

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Please feel free to watch the video, it contains no images of insects being eaten. It does however show carnivorous Pitcher Plants (think Venus Fly Trap) with insects comfortably nestled within their "mouth". There are nearly 600 species of carnivorous plants worldwide, which is another way of saying that there are a bunch of live meat eating plants on our strange planet. Enjoy these beautiful and off Pitcher Plants in the great video below.

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Habitat for Humanity poured the foundation for the first of 59 homes in Butler's Preserve on Friday. Volunteers and attendees were given cards to write well wishes for the new families and placed the notes in the foundation of the home as the concrete was poured.

The new community is named in honor of Mable Butler, former Orlando Commissioner. Butler said the new development is “a dream come true” and expressed joy that her prayers have finally been answered.  Completion of Butler’s Preserve is expected in 2018.

Falcon is a longtime friend of Habitat for Humanity Orlando and we are proud to donate our services to this exciting new project at Butler’s Preserve. WFTV Channel Nine shot some footage of the event which you can check out at their website here.

 

 

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