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  • Flood, drought risks must be managed, with or without climate change

    In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
  • Colleges cultivate agricultural education with hands-on classes

    DURHAM, N.C. A slight breeze rattled the gate to Duke Campus Farm. The rising sun dried dew droplets on the kale, beet greens, arugula, collards, carrots and other crops, flowers and fruit trees growing on the one-acre plot about five miles from the Duke...
  • The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015

    The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015
    George Lucas and Mellody Hobson Filmmaker and Ariel Investments president The attention really should be focused on federal judge John Darrah, who is presiding over the case that will decide the fate of the proposed lakefront location for the Lucas...
  • NYC subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood

    NYC subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood
    NEW YORK — Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan. The city's transit authority has been...
  • Break-Up, Tragedies Teach Couple Unconditional Love

     Break-Up, Tragedies Teach Couple Unconditional Love
    Colleen and Sean Alexander had been married for a year, had bought their first home in Clinton, and were hoping to have children in 2011 when a freight truck barreled through a stop sign and crushed their plans under its wheels. They had been high...
  • Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor

    Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor
    Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him. "My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
  • Inside The Lab: The Race To Create An Ebola Vaccine

    Inside The Lab: The Race To Create An Ebola Vaccine
    MERIDEN — Rick Chubet paces from machine to machine inside a clean, white lab at Protein Sciences. The vaccine scientist pulls up to a monitor displaying fresh results from a test. Two lines, one blue, one red, cut across a graph. He walks to...
  • 8 million rats in New York? Not even close, study says

    8 million rats in New York? Not even close, study says
    Are there really 8 million rats living among the 8 million humans of New York City? If you find that particular urban myth hard to believe, it seems you may be right. A study published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society,...
  • U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings

    U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings
    The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has fallen out of the top spot on the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of MBA programs, the publication said Tuesday. Booth, which fell to No. 3, had been No. 1 for the past four rankings. This is...
  • Longtime Lehigh Valley educator tapped as Salisbury's new superintendent

    Longtime Lehigh Valley educator tapped as Salisbury's new superintendent
    A lifelong Lehigh Valley resident and longtime local educator has been tapped as Salisbury Township School District's next top administrator. Randy M. Ziegenfuss, in his ninth year at Salisbury, has been appointed to replace outgoing Superintendent...
  • How to make it easier for health workers to volunteer in crises

    The United Nations estimates that 5,000 more international healthcare workers will be needed during the coming months in West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. But where they will come from is not entirely clear. As World Bank President Jim Yong Kim...