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  • County students do well

    Palm Beach County schools saw big gains on Florida's standardized exams for math, science and history this year — with students steadily outperforming their state counterparts. Results released by Florida's Department of Education on Monday show...
  • More Florida kids pass end-of-course exams

    More Florida kids pass end-of-course exams
    Florida students did better than ever this year on the state's algebra exam, with 65 percent passing the math test they need to earn a high school diploma, results released Monday showed. Students also posted best-ever scores on biology, geometry and U....
  • 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...
  • Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought

    Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought
    There's not much anyone can tell Barry Sorensen about Idaho's Big Desert that he doesn't know. Sorensen, 72, and his brother have been running cattle in this sere landscape all their lives, and they've weathered every calamity man and nature have thrown...
  • Chesapeake Bay is world's top breeding ground for osprey

    Chesapeake Bay is world's top breeding ground for osprey
    Ospreys are a fixture on the Chesapeake Bay — and experts say nowhere in the world is there a bigger population of breeding pairs than right here in the tidal region. From an all-time low of about 1,400 pairs in the mid-1970s after the banned...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Research Will Link Students With Caterpillars, Moths And UConn Scientist

    A scientific research grant that includes funding for Greater Hartford schoolchildren to study the legendary White Witch moth has been awarded to University of Connecticut's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology by the Richard P. Garmany Fund...
  • For Minnesota's pristine wetlands, N.D. oil boom is new threat

    ITASCA TOWNSHIP, Minn. The boggy ground jiggled underfoot as Paul Stolen walked along La Salle Creek, a tiny wetland stream whose banks are staked with orange plastic posts that say, "Warning, Petroleum Pipeline." "There's water flowing beneath the...
  • City teacher provided students with answers to state exam

    City teacher provided students with answers to state exam
    All that was standing between AuQwan Griffin and a high school diploma was a state biology exam and a conflicted conscience. That crossroads led to the biggest teachable moment of his educational career. Griffin and 10 fellow students at the Career...
  • 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...
  • Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows

    Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
    Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment. The broadest analysis...
  • Physician assistants important players in team-based healthcare

    Physician assistants function much like doctors, taking patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and making referrals -- all under the supervision of a medical doctor....