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  • DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial

    DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial
    Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean. The development could open the door to broadening the understanding of...
  • Ferguson reports offer a big mix of fact and fantasy

    Ferguson reports offer a big mix of fact and fantasy
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by...
  • Prevention Program Leader Inspires Berlin For Decades

    Prevention Program Leader Inspires Berlin For Decades
    BERLIN — Fresh out of the University of Massachusetts in 1968 with a bachelor's in health and physical education and looking for a job, Alice Mitchell got as far as Berlin and stopped. "It seemed like a really nice community," Mitchell said when...
  • Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship

    Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship
    Rodrick Edwards found out he had won a full scholarship to Wesleyan University at exactly 1:12 p.m. on Dec. 1. The senior ran down the hall of Costa Mesa High School to tell his counselor, all the while dialing his mom. Edwards got a leg up on his...
  • DHS journalism teacher's film to screen at California film fest

    DHS journalism teacher's film to screen at California film fest
    Deerfield High School teacher Brett Schwartz instructs his students in communication and he is a renowned storyteller himself. Before he was a teacher, Schwartz was a filmmaker. He continues to create movies and his short documentary, "Rare Tea Cellar,"...
  • True lies

    "NBC Nightly News" anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane...
  • Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad

    Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad
    He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate. President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
  • For Penn State, consent decree's repeal means even more scholarships

    For Penn State, consent decree's repeal means even more scholarships
    After wading through Penn State's various recruiting rankings Wednesday, James Franklin dropped a notable aside: He's not finished. "So if anybody knows of anybody out there who wants to get a world-class education, wants to play big-time football,...
  • Rising temperatures are amplifying drought effects, study finds

    Rising temperatures are amplifying drought effects, study finds
    Climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California by causing warm periods and dry periods to overlap more often, according to a new study. Rising temperatures resulting from increased greenhouse gas emissions mean warm and dry...
  • Harvard bans professor-undergrad romances; California schools, not so much

    Harvard University banned professors from having “sexual or romantic relationships” with undergraduates -- a much more stringent policy than what some of California's largest and most prominent universities have on the books. The Harvard...
  • Buckle up, Grandma; time to try out Jr.'s new toy

     Buckle up, Grandma;  time to try out Jr.'s new toy
    STEM has gained STEAM (some are adding art to the acronym's hot topics of science, technology, engineering and math) as parents prime their kids' minds for next-generation careers. So we made sure to include a few "maker kits," as Amazon calls them,...