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  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Biodiversity Camp And BioQuest 2014

    Twenty Hartford area students have been selected to participate in a free five-day biodiversity camp and BioQuest, giving them a first-hand appreciation for the broad assemblage of plants and animals in their local communities in the company of nationally...
  • Wood stork's 'threatened' status causes controversy

    The nation's premier advocate for wild birds supported authorities when they eased protections for bald eagles and other species in past years. But the move last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downgrade safeguards for wood storks,...
  • Working mothers, double standards and what bugs me about Tina Fey

    There are two reasons that American women continue to be obsessed about balancing motherhood and work in a way that most American men are not. First off, biology: Until men can get pregnant, give birth and lactate, there is never going to be a day where...
  • Two water snake species threaten to displace native snakes

    Two types of non-native water snakes have gained a foothold in the Sacramento region, and scientists fear their spread could imperil endangered native species. A thriving population of the common water snake and the southern water snake now call the area...
  • Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections

    Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections
    When a virus enters a cell, the invasion is not welcome. The cell goes into a defensive mode, with one particular gene expressing a protein whose long scientific name oligoadenylate synthetases-like protein is more easily referred to as OASL. That...
  • The bigotry of low expectations [Commentary]

    The bigotry of low expectations [Commentary]
    A very unsettling shadow is settling over the whole American educational endeavor. It's largely a consequence of the idea that every child should graduate from high school, be admitted to college and then graduate from college. In order to make that...
  • The shoddy science behind developers' push to delist the California gnatcatcher

    To the editor: The idea to delist the California gnatcatcher, pushed by developers, is based on second-rate science. ("Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher," June 29) I was a reviewer for the developer-funded paper...
  • McDonogh, Bucknell grad Miller named IWLCA's D-I Scholar-Athlete

    McDonogh, Bucknell grad Miller named IWLCA's D-I Scholar-Athlete
    No one was more surprised than Katelyn Miller when the Bucknell graduate learned she had been named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday. Miller, who played high school lacrosse at...
  • NC scientists find that oyster reefs can grow faster than sea-level rise

    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. Climate scientists predict that by 2100, sea level will be 2 to 3 feet higher than it is today, but it appears that oyster reefs may adapt to the change. New research at the University of North Carolina Marine Science Institute...
  • Naperville D203 studying changes to science curriculum

    Naperville D203 studying changes to science curriculum
    Naperville Unit District 203 may be changing up the order in which high school students take science classes. Under the proposal, freshmen would start off with chemistry, sophomores would take biology and juniors would take physics. "Creating the...
  • Area residents receive degrees

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, Albany, N.Y., held graduation ceremonies May 16. Area graduates are: Carly Krall, Perkasie, J.D. ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, Reading, held graduation ceremonies May 25. Area graduates are: Allison Amershek, Mahanoy City, bachelor of science...