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  • California follows federal lead with its own brain-mapping initiative

    California follows federal lead with its own brain-mapping initiative
    It took 40 scientists, tens of millions of dollars and several decades to create a comprehensive atlas of the brain of the lowly fruit fly. So Ralph Greenspan, whose neuroscience career started with fruit fly experiments, understands that $2 million...
  • 2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team

    2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team
    For 24 years, the Tribune has capped each high school sports year by honoring a group of students whose excellence extends to both the classroom and fields of play. The 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Team represents the best in academics and athletics the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers

    A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers
    I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Deer ticks surface already in Lake County

     Deer ticks surface already in Lake County
    Lake County officials are warning residents to beware of ticks this spring as the number of confirmed Lyme disease cases almost tripled in 2013 to 46, up from 17 in 2012. The deer tick, also called black-legged tick, can carry Lyme disease as well as...
  • Tinley Park awards teens scholarships

    Tinley Park awards teens scholarships
    Village officials awarded six Tinley Park teenagers $1,000 scholarships "for providing outstanding community service while maintaining academic excellence." The recipients were selected from 32 applications from eight schools, village officials said. It...
  • Schools go green under special initiative

    Schools go green under special initiative
    Green projects have been blooming throughout Arlington Heights School District 25 this spring as a result of Green Canopy grants from the Arlington Heights Quasiquincentennial Committee. Among the projects were creating a monarch butterfly garden, a...
  • 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...