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  • Ant battle! Tawny crazy ants take on fire ants -- and win

    Ant battle! Tawny crazy ants take on fire ants -- and win
    Across the southeastern United States a battle is raging -- ant against ant.   On one side are the dreaded fire ants, armed with a venom that is painful to humans and often fatal to competing insects. On the other side are the tawny crazy ants --...
  • Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

    Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica
    A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate. Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
  • Friends, students reminisce about teacher slain in Benghazi, Libya

    Logan Gentry said his friend Ronnie Smith, who was fatally shot while jogging in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, did not fear his experience abroad. Smith, 33, joked with everyone, while also caring for others and looking for ways to serve them, Gentry...
  • 'The Square' Takes Top Trophy at International Documentary Awards

    Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian Revolution documentary "The Square" has won the best feature award from the International Documentary Association. The award, presented Friday night at the Directors Guild of America theater, adds to a growing list of kudos...
  • New Cal State Long Beach president selected

    New Cal State Long Beach president selected
    A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach. Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...
  • Teacher Diversity Is A Key To Achievement

    State data showing that Hartford students attending regional magnet schools and Open Choice suburban schools do better than city students in neighborhood schools may lead many people to an erroneous conclusion. Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic...
  • Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

    Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price
    CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is...
  • Robot barista makes your coffee, remembers your order

    Robot barista makes your coffee, remembers your order
    Move over, Starbucks, there's a new barista in town. A robot barista is taking over modern coffee culture at a commons area at the University of Texas at Austin. And it always remembers your order.  This Briggo automated coffee machine may not be human,...
  • Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy

    Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy
    Just 700 million years after the big bang, our most distant known galaxy was a cauldron of star production, churning out new suns hundreds of times faster than our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists say. But it was only this spring, roughly 13 billion...
  • They said no to Alice Munro: The Nobel winner's rejection letters

    The Canadian writer Alice Munro just wasn’t new and exciting enough. Not in the eyes of the editors at Alfred A. Knopf who rejected her work in the 1960s and '70s. “There’s no question that the lady can write but it’s also...
  • Emerson College opens futuristic outpost in Hollywood

    Emerson College opens futuristic outpost in Hollywood
    Although its main campus is in downtown Boston, Emerson College is staking a claim in Hollywood with a dramatic new $110-million complex to house and instruct students who come West to sample the entertainment industry. The new Emerson building on...
  • Conservative Texas students planned 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game

    HOUSTON -- A conservative student group that sparked controversy with plans to stage a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game at the University of Texas at Austin has canceled the event under mounting pressure from critics.  The Young Conservatives of...