| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A simple blood test is transforming the world of prenatal screening, offering women a risk-free way to learn about fetal abnormalities early in pregnancy.
The test, one local hospital says, has drastically reduced the demand for amniocentesis, an...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:25 AM
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Science teacher Raymond Bauer sparked students' curiosity with experiments that exploded, foamed and fizzed.
But his grandson's all-time favorite was when "Paw-Paw," helping out last year as a volunteer tutor at Lakemont Elementary School in Winter...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:51 PM
More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function.
Now researchers have...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
Illinois is gearing up for a re-emergence of black bears, but wildlife experts say it's unlikely the animals will roam Chicago-area streets any time soon.
The number of black bears nationwide is slowly increasing and a male cub recently appeared in...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:09 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:53 PM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Eric Hathaway of Canton said bears wander into his yard occasionally to chomp on the bird feeder or plunder a trash can, but he was surprised to see one recently in the parking lot of his Junk Shop on U.S. Route 44.
"Route 44 is 100 feet away from where...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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Broward County school officials have found a new algebraic equation they like.
This year, 68 percent of county students passed the state End-of-Course algebra exam, up from 66 percent last year and 60 percent two years ago....