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  • Safety advocates: Why did GM choose weaker ignition switch design?

    DETROIT Safety advocates want to know why General Motors Co. chose a defective ignition switch design for its small cars in 2001 even though an alternative was available that they say might have prevented 31 crashes and 13 deaths linked to the problem.
  • Vernon Seniors Selected To Participate In National Mathematics Competition

    VERNON—High school seniors Gabe Rogan and Andrew Uzdejczyk have been selected to represent the state at the 39th annual American Regions Mathematics League's competition. The students were among the top 45 scorers on a statewide administered...

    Vermont Senate passes mandatory GMO food-labeling law

    Vermont Senate passes mandatory GMO food-labeling law
    The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops. "We are really excited that Vermont is going to be leading on this," said...

    Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo. Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and fuse to form...

    BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley

    (Reuters) - The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Instead,...