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  • Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate

    Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate
    Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream. With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
  • Teachers test new way of understanding how kids learn

    Teachers test new way of understanding how kids learn
    On the floor of a kindergarten classroom at Holly Ridge Elementary School, Michelle Russolese watches five children closely as they discuss the letter "M." She asks them what sound an M makes. One boy isn't sure. "What is the action trick?" the teacher...
  • Neither rain nor snow nor heat sways views on climate science

    Think that people in upstate New York will more strongly believe climate change is upon us after an early November blizzard dumped 7 feet of snow, which then was turned to slush by spring-like temperatures? Think again. Freaky seasons and drastic...
  • Technology: 3D printers 'build the impossible' for Hampton Roads scientists

    Technology: 3D printers 'build the impossible' for Hampton Roads scientists
    When the U.S. Army needed a Kiowa helicopter for a raft of tests to hone the aircraft's military performance, it didn't rescue a helo from the scrap heap and repurpose it. Instead, the Army turned to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, where...
  • Nutcrackers come to life in the Lehigh Valley

    The colorful "Nutcracker" ballet, set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, enchants young and old. It's based on a simple story of a girl who falls asleep and dreams of a holiday wonderland where her nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince and...
  • Rice, Cosby flaps empower women to speak against abuse

    "Blame the victim" is the standard default response in our country for rape and domestic-abuse cases. She dressed inappropriately. The sex was consensual, and she just got upset the morning after. He or she provoked matters, and it escalated into a...
  • You can't just accuse people of rape

    You can't just accuse people of rape
    Writing in The Washington Post about the University of Virginia rape case, Zerlina Maxwell asserts, "We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says. Ultimately, the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of...
  • Clark Nexsen design receives international recognition

    Clark Nexsen design receives international recognition
    The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building designed by Virginia Beach-based Clark Nexsen has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the...
  • Lehigh University names new president

    Lehigh University names new president
    Lehigh University has a new leader. John D. Simon, executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia, will become Lehigh's 14th president July 1, the school announced Friday in a news release. Simon is an internationally renowned...
  • Surfrider Foundation finds new leader

    The Surfrider Foundation has named a Laguna Beach resident and former lifeguard to be the nonprofit organization's next chief executive officer. The group's board of directors chose Chad Nelsen to lead Surfrider, a San Clemente-based organization...
  • UF trustees pick Cornell provost Fuchs as next president

    UF trustees pick Cornell provost Fuchs as next president
    Cornell University Provost Kent Fuchs was chosen as the next president of the University of Florida on Wednesday by the school's board of trustees. "Dr. Fuchs brings to the University of Florida all of the important qualities we have been seeking in our...