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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UMass Lowell to add men's and women's lacrosse, join America East

    UMass Lowell to add men's and women's lacrosse, join America East
    Massachusetts Lowell will move up to Division I and join the America East Conference, representatives of both announced today at a rally at the Tsongas Center on campus. The school, which is currently in Division II, will also add men's and women's...
  • All-area girls lifter of year: Letter boosted Timber Creek state champ

    All-area girls lifter of year: Letter boosted Timber Creek state champ
    Kjayla Martin's father could sense the pressure on his daughter before the FHSAA girls weightlifting state meet. So Keith Martin went old school. He took out a pen and paper. "I wanted her to know that we loved her, and whatever happened, we were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Radioactive tuna from Fukushima? Scientists eat it up

    Radioactive tuna from Fukushima? Scientists eat it up
    Marine biologist Dan Madigan stood on a dock in San Diego and considered some freshly caught Pacific bluefin tuna. The fish had managed to swim 5,000 miles from their spawning grounds near Japan to California's shores, only to end up the catch of local...