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Orchid Show in New York

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March 6, 2012
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The New York Botanical Garden hosts its annual Orchid Show, showcasing some of the most beautiful plants and flowers from all over the world.


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Reuters (Nov. 11, 2013) A team of scientists in Australia are collaborating on a mission to save one of the world's rarest plants - an orchid species of which there are believed to be only two in existence.So vulnerable is the species of Caladenia spider orchid, that the team won't reveal its name or location in the wild as they try to rehabilitate it in a controlled environment. Rob Muir reports.
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Jellyfish Power Prepares for Lift Off

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Reuters (Dec. 4, 2013) Drone developers are increasingly attempting to mimic the flight mechanics of birds an insects for the next generation of miniature, autonomous aircraft, but one researcher in New York, has found inspiration in the sea rather than the air. Leif Ristroph of New York University is developing a drone that replicates the pulsating motion of the jellyfish as an alternative drive system for future drones. Sharon Reich has more.
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Restaurant Debuts Grasshopper Burger

Restaurant Debuts Grasshopper Burger

Buzz60 (Nov. 27, 2013) New York restaurant Antojeria La Popular unveils its new grasshopper burger called the 'grasswhopper.' It's not the first insect item on the menu. Leigh Scheps explains why this trend is growing.
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Mitik the Baby Walrus Adjusts to Life at the New York Aquarium

Mitik the Baby Walrus Adjusts to Life at the New York Aquarium

Buzz60 (Oct. 22, 2012) Mitik the walrus is settling in nicely at his new home at the New York Aquarium. He was rescued from the Arctic Ocean earlier in the year. This adorable video says it all. Gillian Pensavalle has more.
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