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A woman walking with a white cane, which has become a symbol of independence for people who are blind. Akemaster/Shutterstock.com

Blind people have increased opportunities, but employers’ perceptions are still a barrier

People who are blind have made great strides in the workplace in the 55 years since the US first observed White Cane Day. Yet discrimination in employment still remains, two experts explain.
Wild boar in a swamp in Slidell, Louisiana. AP Photo/Rebecca Santana

Feral pigs harm wildlife and biodiversity as well as crops

Feral pigs are a destructive invasive species across much of North America. In a recent study, forest patches where feral pigs were present had fewer mammal and bird species than swine-free zones.
Il y a un court laps de temps entre le moment où une tique mord et celui où elle transmet une bactérie ou un virus. MSU Ag Communications, Courtesy Dr. Tina Nations

Les tiques se répandent beaucoup plus que vous ne le pensez et elles transmettent bien pire que la maladie de Lyme

La maladie de Lyme monopolise une grande partie de l'attention lorsqu'il est question des problèmes causés par les tiques. Mais il en existe une quantité d'autres aussi dangereuses, voire plus.
There’s a short window between when a tick bites and when it passes on bacteria or virus. MSU Ag Communications, Courtesy Dr. Tina Nations

Ticks spread plenty more for you to worry about beyond Lyme disease

Tick-borne diseases are becoming more common in the United States. A public health entomologist outlines some of the lesser-known threats ticks pose to human health.
Dogs often react with great fear to July 4th celebrations. Border collies such as this dog are especially sensitive to loud noises. Leigh Prather/Shutterstock.com

Every dog has its day, but it’s not the Fourth of July

Millions of Americans love the fireworks on July 4, but millions of dogs will tremble in fear. A vet explains the causes and solutions to this doggie dilemma.
Oh-so-cute raccoons can carry diseases and also fight with pets. If you don’t want raccoons around, minimize food sources such as bird seed. Nancy Salmon/Shutterstock.com

How to handle raccoons, snakes and other critters in your yard (hint: not with a thermos)

As humans encroach on wildlife habitats, it's only natural that wildlife come into yards and playgrounds. Here are some tips to peacefully coexist, or to keep critters away if you don't want that.
While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, very few do. David J. Phillip/AP

Let’s get real with college athletes about their chances of going pro

While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, statistics – and the upcoming NFL draft – show most are sadly mistaken and would be well served to earn their degrees.

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