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  • TAU research links Alzheimer's disease to brain hyperactivity

    Tel Aviv — Patients with Alzheimer's disease run a high risk of seizures. While the amyloid-beta protein involved in the development and progression of Alzheimer's seems the most likely cause for this neuronal hyperactivity, how and why this...
  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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;...
  • Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light

    Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light
    When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...
  • The truth behind the myths about the cost of college

    Whenever we write about how much it costs to go to college, we hear from a lot of readers. Some are sympathetic toward students (and their tuition�paying parents), and think tuition costs are out of control. But others are dismissive of the whole...
  • Galaxy students featured on 'Fish Tank Kings' TV show

    Boynton Beach's Galaxy E3 Elementary School, a state-of-the-art platinum LEED certified green school, was featured in the National Geographic Wild reality show "Fish Tank Kings" June 11. The show, featuring Mat Roy (aka the Boss) and president of Fort...
  • RHAM Valedictorian And Salutatorian Speak Of School Community

    RHAM Valedictorian And Salutatorian Speak Of School Community
    RHAM's 2014 Salutatorian Annie MacLachlan is a member of the National Honor Society, and wore a green cord during her graduation ceremony on June 19, signifying that she'd completed 100 or more hours of community service. MacLachlan plans to attend the...