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  • 'Cosmos' recap: Starts with a big bang

    'Cosmos' recap: Starts with a big bang
    Science geeks whipped themselves into a veritable frenzy of anticipation over the weekend for the premiere of "Cosmos," the much-touted reboot of the classic series created by astronomer Carl Sagan in the 1970s. You have to understand: Sagan and his...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • China's thirst for milk gives U.S. dairy farms a boost

    China's thirst for milk gives U.S. dairy farms a boost
    FALLON, Nev. — The dairy plant with its tangle of stainless steel pipes rises out of the parched landscape here like a beckoning oasis. Perched on the outskirts of this desert town dotted with small churches and roadside casinos, the factory...
  • An elephant conservationist never forgets

    An elephant conservationist never forgets
    One of the first elephant paintings Liora Davis ever completed, "Mother and Son," depicts a baby African forest elephant nuzzling his mother's trunk amid the tall savannah grass of the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic. Although...
  • Watch! Termite robots build structures with amazingly simple rules

    Imagine a team of workers that can tirelessly build and rebuild complicated structures even under daunting and dangerous conditions. They already exist – they’re called termites. Now, inspired by these mound-building insects, Harvard...
  • Harford farmer McDaniel in position to head national soil conservation organization

    Lee McDaniel, a farmer from Darlington and longtime member of the Harford Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, has been confirmed as president-elect of the National Association of Conservation Districts. "I am honored to know that I will...
  • Hampton black history then, now and in between

    On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
  • Weight depends on weekday diets

    Weight depends on weekday diets
    Most people lose weight during the week and gain weight on the weekends, a new study finds. Yet, researchers say it's the weekday diets that are most important for maintaining a healthy weight. The researchers at Cornell University looked at people'...
  • FAMU approves contract for new president

    FAMU approves contract for new president
    FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000. Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
  • Weekend cheating might help dieters succeed

    Weekend cheating might help dieters succeed
    Go ahead and eat a few French fries or a couple of bites of chocolate cake - as long as it's the weekend, when diets tend to fall by the wayside only to be resumed on Monday morning, a new study suggests. "Regardless of who you are, there's a rhythm to...
  • Hundreds greet Taiwanese president in L.A. Chinatown visit

    Hundreds greet Taiwanese president in L.A. Chinatown visit
    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou greeted hundreds of flag-waving supporters in Los Angeles' Chinatown on Tuesday, an unusual public appearance on American soil that was a sign of the island's improving relationship with China. Ma was on his way home...