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  • William and Mary's Katz, Thompson pursue baseball dreams

    William and Mary's Katz, Thompson pursue baseball dreams
    Michael Katz has the opportunity to pursue a boyhood dream, but that doesn't mean his decision was cut-and-dried. William and Mary's slugging junior first baseman and the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year signed with the New York Mets...
  • Frog tongues flick with power and stick with ease

    Frog tongues flick with power and stick with ease
    Every predator needs to catch its prey. We humans use our hands, sharks and wolves use their jaws, but a few animals like frogs use something much stranger: their tongue. To understand just how frogs snatch their snacks, scientists made the first direct...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse

    New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse
    It may look like a mouse, but it’s actually related to an elephant. Meet the adorable Etendeka round-eared sengi, a newly discovered species of "elephant shrew" that lives in an isolated part of Namibia. Known formally as Macroscelides micus, this...
  • 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....
  • Coyotes reportedly getting bolder

    In her 16 years with OC Parks, Barbara Norton has seen her share of coyotes. But the number is up this year, and the animals are reportedly more aggressive, which Norton said could be the result of California's record drought. "There are a lack of...
  • Moravian College confers degrees

    Moravian College confers degrees
    Moravian College held commencement exercises at 10 a.m. May 10, in the outdoor quadrangle behind the Haupert Union Building on the Main Street Campus. T Moravian College President Bryon L. Grigsby '90 conferred degrees to approximately 397 bachelor...
  • Bloomsburg University announces winter graduates

    Bloomsburg University announces winter graduates
    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania recently released its list of Fall/Winter 2013 graduates. Area graduates include: Lehigh County: Derek J. Beisel, Laurys Station, BSBA Business Adminisstration Marketing; Christopher Brogan, Allentown, BSBA...
  • Seminole educators ask Scott to fix "nonsensical" testing requirements for new "scholar" diploma

    Seminole educators ask Scott to fix "nonsensical" testing requirements for new "scholar" diploma
    Seminole County school leaders pleaded with Gov. Rick Scott this week to fix Florida's confusing "scholar" diploma rules and the resulting "senseless retroactive testing" of students. In a letter sent this week, they asked him to exempt this year's...