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  • Will online education replace college in 15-20 years?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm reading blogs insisting we won't need college in 15 or 20 years by replacing higher education's brick-and-mortar learning with online education tools. Yes? No? Maybe? And what are those tools? -- J.J.N. Soaring tuition costs and an...
  • Share of CSU students who now have healthcare exceeds expectations

    Share of CSU students who now have healthcare exceeds expectations
    New data show the number of students without health insurance on California State University campuses dropped by 60% after Obamacare enrollment, defying concerns that not enough young people would sign up for health insurance. The Affordable Care Act,...
  • Higher education: Is college worth it?

    Higher education: Is college worth it?
    WHEN LaTisha Styles graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in 2006 she had $35,000 of student debt. This obligation would have been easy to discharge if her Spanish degree had helped her land a well-paid job. But there is no shortage of...
  • Dinosaurs were neither cold-blooded nor warm-blooded, study finds

    Dinosaurs were neither cold-blooded nor warm-blooded, study finds
    Dinosaurs have long been thought of as slow, lumbering, cold-blooded animals, akin to reptiles like the crocodile and the lizard – but there’s been increasing signs in recent years that they may have been warm-blooded, as mammals and birds...
  • Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria

    Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria
    So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious? Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
  • Hubble catches Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the act of shrinking

    Hubble catches Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the act of shrinking
    The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a little less great than it used to be. New images of the spot taken in April by the Hubble Space Telescope indicate that it’s about 10,250 miles across, according to Amy Simon, an expert on Jupiter’s...
  • Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison

     Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison
    — On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt. He sees a slice of earth slowly transforming back to its roots, a tallgrass prairie haven that bison will...
  • With gold and photons, scientists offer way to turn energy into matter

    God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Then four physicists said, “We have a simple idea for turning that light into matter” – and they may set off a race to demonstrate an idea first proposed 80 years ago....
  • Snails in your garden? Warm up your throwing arm, scientists suggest

    Snails in your garden? Warm up your throwing arm, scientists suggest
    Sea turtles have it. So do salmon and Giant Burmese pythons. Pigeons are really famous for it. Now scientists report that some garden snails have a homing instinct too – but gardeners can overcome it with a simple heave-ho. In a two-year...
  • Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be

    Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be
    If the notion of biting into a hamburger made from lab-cultured stem cells doesn't make your mouth water, perhaps your brain can find it appetizing. That's the view of two Dutch professors who argue that meat grown in enormous test tubes, or...
  • Drought has upside: record-low rainfall means cleaner beach water

    Drought has upside: record-low rainfall means cleaner beach water
    California's drought has at least one upside: Record-low rainfall has resulted in cleaner water up and down the coast, a new report says. Ninety-five percent of California beaches earned A or B grades for water quality during the summer of 2013, a 2%...