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Application process begins for housing grant - Galesburg Register-Mail

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:59

Application process begins for housing grant
Galesburg Register-Mail
A home inspection will be performed first to determine if the contractors can perform the most pressing work within the $38,000 allotted for each home. “It's a two-year program, so there could be people who are on the list for a while, but I will let ...

How did dogs become our best friends? New evidence

BBC Science & Environment - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:33
Dogs were tamed from a single wolf population between 20,000 to 40,000 years ago, a study suggests.

LISA Pathfinder: Time called on Europe's gravity probe

BBC Science & Environment - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:22
The European Space Agency turns off one of its most successful ever missions - LISA Pathfinder.

Man seen measuring home was legitimate inspector, police say - Belleville News-Democrat

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:14

Belleville News-Democrat

Man seen measuring home was legitimate inspector, police say
Belleville News-Democrat
O'Fallon Police Sgt. Eric Andrew on Tuesday said police were able to determine the man was a home inspector hired by an insurance company. The homeowner was not aware that the insurance company had ordered the home inspection, Andrew said.

Scottish osprey chicks moved to Spain

BBC Science & Environment - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 05:04
The birds were collected under licence for translocation to a part of Spain where they have not bred for years.

Mighty T. rex 'walked rather than sprinted'

BBC Science & Environment - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:00
New research suggests the dinosaur could go no faster than a very brisk walking pace.

California votes to extend cap-and-trade climate law to 2030

BBC Science & Environment - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 03:50
Legislators vote to extend a programme that charges firms for releasing pollutants to the year 2030.

Is there such a thing as 'flying ant day'?

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:23
We're all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a "flying ant day"?

Telescopes to reach nine billion light years away

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:10
New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.

Drifting Antarctic iceberg A-68 opens up clear water

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:05
Satellite images show the colossal Larsen iceberg continuing to edge away from the White Continent.

Why the cheetah is a champion sprinter

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:07
New research reveals why bigger is not always better in the animal world when it comes to speed.

Newquay is go!

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 05:06
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Scientists marvel at creatures' 'precise' body clock

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 04:51
Scientists studied zooplankton found in a Scottish loch to better understand their behaviour.

Make sure you understand terms of service before paying a home inspector - Washington Post

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 04:38

Washington Post

Make sure you understand terms of service before paying a home inspector
Washington Post
Good home inspectors are a great start to help a buyer evaluate the condition of a home, but a home inspection is not a guarantee that a home is free of problems. At issue is whether the home inspector has done a good job at evaluating those aspects of ...

Will wildcat lynx be reintroduced to the UK?

BBC Science & Environment - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 21:03
The wildcat could be reintroduced into the UK for the first time in 1,300 years.

OT: The Agony of First Time Home Buying - The Key Play

Home Inspection - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:54

OT: The Agony of First Time Home Buying
The Key Play
Over the last few months, I have started to come to grips with the need to finally buy a home. This seems to be a pretty normal activity, but after post-college travails that often caused me to be transient, I have never been very comfortable with the ...

Top home inspection deal breakers - Lansing State Journal

Home Inspection - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:25

Lansing State Journal

Top home inspection deal breakers
Lansing State Journal
A home inspection can be stressful for both parties. Almost every inspection comes back with at least some sort of repair and, most often, those problems are minor and easy enough to negotiate. However, there are some deal breakers that can cause ...

Plastic found in remote South Pacific

BBC Science & Environment - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 04:27
A mariner says there is a "raft" of plastic debris spanning 965,000 square miles in part of the South Pacific.

Ancient underwater forest found in US

BBC Science & Environment - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:44
Scientists have dated the trees to a previous ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were far lower.

A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

BBC Science & Environment - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:08
A "raft" of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles is floating in the South Pacific.
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