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  • Review: 'Full Fathom Five' by Gordon Chaplin

    Review: 'Full Fathom Five' by Gordon Chaplin
    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...
  • Two magic words make regular coffee taste better, study finds

    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...
  • 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...
  • Koplow back in Boca then off to Europe, USC

    Koplow back in Boca then off to Europe, USC
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Playing youth sports contributes to long-term health

    Playing youth sports contributes to long-term health
    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,...