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  • Blood Test Helps Transform Prenatal Screening

    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...
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  • Raymond Bauer: Science teacher shocked, inspired students

    Raymond Bauer: Science teacher shocked, inspired students
    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...
  • New protein maps give insight into the human body

    New protein maps give insight into the human body
    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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois anticipates return of black bears

    Illinois anticipates return of black bears
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • There's A Bear In My Apartment! Now What?

    There's A Bear In My Apartment! Now What?
    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...
  • 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...
  • Broward schools see better numbers in algebra

    Broward schools see better numbers in algebra
    Search our database here. 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....