| Dec 29, 2013
To many readers, environmental stories are dead on arrival. They lack human characters, the thinking goes, and they're predictable: a creature or ecosystem is gravely damaged by humanity's greed. So maybe it's best not to bill "Full Fathom Five: Ocean...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Scientists have come upon two magic words capable of making consumers believe a plain old cup of coffee tastes better and should be more expensive: "eco-friendly."
In a series of experiments, researchers asked people to sample two identical cups of...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:10 AM
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'...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:14 PM
BOCA RATON – Boca Raton High's Chase Koplow returned to his school on Wednesday afternoon to tidy up one more detail before heading overseas to play with a professional water polo team in Serbia.
Koplow, the Sun Sentinel's Boys Water Polo Player...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:18 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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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...
| Feb 28, 2014
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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Playing a sport in high school may have health benefits well beyond graduation, a new study found.
Those who played varsity sports were found to remain active decades later, and that resulted in better health and improved mental well being as a senior,...