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Insects have developed a wide variety of mouthparts. For example, a honeybee has hairs on its tongue that trap nectar.

How Insects Dine

Monday, August 3, 2015

Insects and flowering plants (angiosperms) are so evidently made for each other that scientists have long assumed it was the emergence of plants with flowers …

Lions Are in Trouble

Monday, August 3, 2015

Washington — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the …

Florida Tries to Stop Protecting Panthers

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Florida panther this week was struck and killed by a car in Collier County, Fla. Florida motorists have killed 17 of the big cats …

‘The Game’ Is Over and Everybody Involved With It Won

Monday, August 3, 2015

Where were you when you heard about the 7.7? Ask anyone involved with BET’s comedy The Game, and they will recall every glorious detail. That’s because the number refers to the 7.7 million viewers who tuned in for …

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Movie Review: Fifth ‘Mission: Impossible’ Injects New Wit and Energy Into the Franchise

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Preposterous, playful and shamelessly entertaining, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation obeys the first rule of action thrillers-cum-star vehicles: Take this all too seriously and you’re dead meat. Tom Cruise, who delivers a Dorian Gray-like performance in his fifth …

‘Ant-Man’ Is a Light-on-Its-Feet Superhero Film

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

Volunteer Spotlight: Spark Community Center Seeks Volunteers

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer Lebanon — A community center for people with special needs is in need of volunteers. Spark is looking for people who can commit a few hours a week, usually between 11 …

United Way Chapter Is Four-Star Charity

Sunday, August 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Granite United Way has been rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator. The rating reflects sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency, the West Lebanon-based Granite United Way said in a recent news release. “We are honored to be ranked among the …

Orford Ready for Its 250th Birthday

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Orford — Orford will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its first settler next weekend with live music, picnics, a walking parade, historical re-enactments, artwork and more. A reading of the town charter and other events are scheduled for …

Dance DJ Mixes Multiple Music Genres

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Volunteers Needed for Fall Walk For Cancer

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hanover — Preparations are underway for a two-mile walk to support breast cancer research and prevention in Hanover this fall, and organizers are looking for help. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is set for Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at Storrs Pond …

Miss Manners: Reflexive Anti-Americanism By Americans Grows Tiresome

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dear Miss Manners: I have had the good fortune to both go to the U.S. and have American visitors here in Sweden many times. I love the U.S., the American hospitality and the positive attitude that most seem to have, except regarding one thing that I don’t know …