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  • New Trier takes state science title

     New Trier takes state science title
    Thirty seconds may seem like a short duration for a flight, but the feat helped New Trier High School's Science Olympiad team claim an overall first place finish at the Illinois State Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Illinois at Urbana...
  • 'Wonder material': Scientists create graphene in kitchen blender

    'Wonder material': Scientists create graphene in kitchen blender
    Kids, do not try this at home: Scientists have found that they can create high-quality graphene sheets using a kitchen blender and ordinary dishwasher detergent. The findings, published in the journal Nature Materials, outline a fresh way to create...
  • For babies who can't grow hair or teeth, a cure might be on the way

    ST. LOUIS When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in...
  • Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

    Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline
    Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
  • Bay grasses rebound in most places

    Bay grasses rebound in most places
    Underwater grasses rebounded last year in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, partially reversing a three-year decline in a key indicator of the bay's health, scientists said Monday. Aerial surveys detected a 24 percent increase in aquatic vegetation...
  • Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules

    Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules
    California air quality officials are again moving to relax tough rules to clean up aging diesel trucks that are among the state's worst remaining sources of air pollution. The changes being considered this week by the state Air Resources Board come in...
  • 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...
  • Webcam helps monitor area birds

    Constant chirping from dozens of birds might get on some people's nerves, but the noise is music to science teacher Jayson Ruth's ears. The educator from Huntington Beach High School listened and watched dozens of varying species of terns from the...
  • Langley engineer credited with getting astronauts on moon dead at 95

    Langley engineer credited with getting astronauts on moon dead at 95
    A Langley-based NASA engineer who is credited with helping get Americans to the moon by the end of the 1960s died last week, NASA officials said. John C. Houbolt, who was 95 when he died April 15, is best known for advocating for the lunar-orbit...
  • From 'Late Night' to Google: Are talented women their own worst enemy?

    From 'Late Night' to Google: Are talented women their own worst enemy?
    “Why don’t we have more female stand-up comedians?" The radio was buzzing Monday morning about that question, still brewing after Stephen Colbert’s much-deserved ascension to host of “Late Night.” Now, I’m all for...
  • Bureaucrats in the barnyard

    Bureaucrats in the barnyard
    Something doesn't smell right. The White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are quietly working to slap new regulations on cattle ranchers and dairy farmers. The Obama administration showed its hand by adding cows to its new Climate Action...