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  • UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize

    UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize
    UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize. Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
  • Review: 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' gets up close with nature

    Imax 3-D documentary "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" shines a spotlight on one of the earliest primates that coexisted with dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. Although extinct in their native Africa, hundreds of lemur species have adopted Madagascar...
  • Sandy Hook Panel To Receive Lanza Treatment Records

     Sandy Hook Panel To Receive Lanza Treatment Records
    HARTFORD — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission secured a promise Friday from Peter Lanza to turn over at least some of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's treatment records, and heard from two of the foremost autism experts on what the disorder isn't, as...
  • West Coast radiation from Fukushima disaster poses no risk, experts say

    Radiation detected off the U.S. West Coast from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has declined since the 2011 tsunami disaster and never approached levels that could pose a risk to human health, seafood or wildlife, scientists say. Experts...
  • 17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did

    There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
  • Lehigh is back in the Lambert Cup Meadowlands poll for Eastern football teams

     
    Here's a look at all four divisions of the latest Lambert Cup polls: DIVISION I FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION Buffalo was idle this week, but will take on Ohio University in a Mid-American Conference tilt on Tuesday. Penn State University (5-3) comes in at...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university. The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
  • Soda drinking tied to kids' behavior problems: study

    Soda drinking tied to kids' behavior problems: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study. The study's lead author cautioned, however, that...
  • Dinosaurs were wired for flight, thanks to bigger brains

    Dinosaurs were wired for flight, thanks to bigger brains
    Dinosaurs may have taken flight earlier than we thought -- thanks to a larger brain. A new study in Nature finds that a wider range of dinosaurs may have had the neurological capacity to fly -- not just Archaeopteryx, the feathered dinosaur that’s...
  • Hartford Athletes Post 3.24 GPA, Win America East Academic Cup For Second Consecutive Year

    The following release from the America East Conference, regarding Hartford winning the Academic Cup for the second year in a row ... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The University of Hartford clinched its second-straight America East Academic Cup in 2012-13 after...
  • Scientists to eaters: Don't freak out over Fukushima fish

    Scientists to eaters: Don't freak out over Fukushima fish
    A team of scientists who have been tracking radiation in bluefin tuna since the 2011 tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daichi power plant have a message for fearful American eaters: Stop worrying about the health effects of eating fish that carried...