Groundhog Day: Willie and Sam are at odds over the arrival of spring

Canadian groundhogs were famously divided about the arrival of spring Thursday, but in what was likely a grim prediction, it was announced that a furry predictor in Quebec had died before he could predict Groundhog Day. Fred la Marmot is dead, organizers in Val-despoirs, Que, told the crowd who gathered in anticipation of the annual … Read more

An IU professor provides insight into the evolution of stars

As scientists’ understanding of the origins of the universe expands, IU Associate Professor Constantine Dilianis is working to explain inconsistencies with current models of star evolution in new research. Most astronomers today say that our universe emerged in a violent explosion known as the Big Bang, about 13.8 billion years ago. The whole universe was … Read more

Adolescent with sickle cell disease diagnosed with an inherited kidney disorder: a study

16 year old boy Sickle cell disease (SCD) was diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a genetic condition that causes fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys, a case study says. the report, “Dual diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and sickle cell disease in an adolescent male“in Pediatric Nephrology. The authors … Read more

The late Larry Cassidy, a dedicated and influential advocate for fish and wildlife in the Northwest, is fondly remembered

Lewiston – Talk to the people who know Larry Cassidy and you’ll find prizes as thick as salmon and the famous steelhead on the Columbia River in the days before hydroelectric dams changed the system forever. Influential, tenacious, intelligent, tireless, dedicated, genuine and kind – just to name a few. Cassidy, of Vancouver, Washington, has … Read more

Spot the King of the Planets: Watch for Jupiter | Environment

Jupiter is the undisputed king of the planets in our solar system! Jupiter is bright and easy to spot from our vantage point on Earth, aided by its massive size and reflective cloud tops and streaks. Jupiter even has moons the size of planets: Ganymede, the largest of them, is larger than Mercury. What’s more, … Read more

How solar farms can double as wildlife sanctuaries

Australia’s renewable energy transition has prompted the construction of dozens of large-scale solar farms. Prosperity helps reduce Australia’s dependence on fossil fuels, but it requires converting large tracts of land to host solar infrastructure. Solar farms are mostly built in rural areas. This has been raised concerns about a potential decline in both agricultural production … Read more