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  • Holy mackerel -- fish are smart! And sensitive!

    Holy mackerel -- fish are smart! And sensitive!
    Holy mackerel — fish are smart! And sensitive! That’s the conclusion an Australian biologist draws after reviewing voluminous scientific literature. Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Sydney claims years of evidence show fish can...
  • Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist
    One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
  • Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish

    Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish
    — The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
  • Icebergs take a bite out of Antarctic biodiversity

    Icebergs take a bite out of Antarctic biodiversity
    The icy waters off the Antarctic Peninsula conceal one of the most fascinating ecosystems on the planet: a crystalline seascape populated by foot-long sea spiders, centuries-old glass sponges and long, bony brittle stars. But that may not be the case...
  • Bloomsburg University awards diplomas

    Bloomsburg University awards diplomas
    Bloomsburg University held graduation ceremonies May 10. Area graduates are: Lehigh County Holly C. Bachman, Whitehall, MS Comm Dis*Speech/Lang Path; Caitlin R. Bagenstose, New Tripoli, BS Health Sciences; Janice C. Bartolai, Orefield, BSN Nursing;...
  • University of Scranton awards graduate and undergraduate degrees

    University of Scranton awards graduate and undergraduate degrees
    UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON, Scranton, conferred doctor of physical therapy degrees and master's degrees May 31. Area residents receiving degrees include: Elizabeth Ryan, Stewartsville, N.J., Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a major in physical...
  • Roadkill counter is an app for that splat

    Roadkill counter is an app for that splat
    The dirty business of counting doe DOAs has gone high-tech, courtesy of a Utah State University team that developed a smartphone application to chart collisions between motor vehicles and animals. The system could help reduce collisions that cause an...
  • Muhlenberg College awards degrees

    Muhlenberg College awards degrees
    Muhlenberg College held graduation ceremonies May 18. Area graduates include: Brian Borosky, Bethlehem, summa cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Ramzy Burns, New Tripoli, summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science in...
  • Nonnative mule deer now in Catalina Island Conservancy's cross-hairs

    Nonnative mule deer now in Catalina Island Conservancy's cross-hairs
    Over the last two decades, the conservancy that owns nine-tenths of this island has shot, trapped and shipped out thousands of goats, pigs and bison that were literally eating away the island. Today, three female goats and a single shaggy pig remain...
  • Colleges get the presidents they pay for

    Here we have yet another commentary that is critical of top university administrators and the reliance on part-time faculty. I speak from experience when I say: find the best administrators and pay them well. ("As college presidents earn big bucks,...
  • Farmers markets reaching more consumers who get nutritional benefits

    Farmers markets reaching more consumers who get nutritional benefits
    Mercy Mena arrived at Heart of the City Farmers Market in the shadow of San Francisco's City Hall on a crowded Wednesday. Before she meandered the stalls for fresh herbs, broccoli and nuts, she stopped at the main tent. After a swipe of her electronic...