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By George

By George

"By George!" is a weekly blog written by "Explore with George" host George Elliott. These are thoughts and quick research projects that have popped into his mind recently that he would like to share with you. Sometimes quirky but always entertaining and informative, it's a perspective that only George can bring to WWAYTV3.com.

You can send George your thoughts by e-mailing him at gelliott@wwaytv3.com.

BY GEORGE: Peanuts, Soybeans, Corn, Oh My!

Too many peanuts has kept prices low throughout the 2012 growing season and the economic outlook isn't too rosy for next year as the crop seem headed toward large, if not record, this year. Alas!

BY GEORGE: I See Spots

Almost any picture you see of the Sun will show sunspots. These are dark dots on the surface of the Sun, and they’re even visible from Earth without a telescope.

BY GEORGE: They sure were biting

US seafood landings reached a 17-year high in 2011, thanks in part to rebuilding fish populations, and the value of landings also increased, according to a new report released today by NOAA.

BY GEORGE: Ice ages

Within a long-term ice age, individual pulses of cold climate are termed “glacial periods,” or alternatively "glacials" or "glaciations" (or colloquially as "ice age"), and intermittent warm perio

BY GEORGE: The Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean’s vast, frozen expanse of ice is rapidly vanishing. Recently scientists reported a record shrinkage of the extent sea ice.