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PHOTO: Monday is the anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The bird once numbered around 5-billion in North America. Photo credit: Tim Lenz/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The commemoration is being used to urge protection of other species that may face the same fate and for the law that protects them. The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, but Jake Li, director of en...Read More

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PHOTO: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) became the first federal agency to acknowledge the potential health risks from using cell phones earlier this year. Then, just last week, the agency backtracked from its earlier statements of caution. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) became the first federal agency to acknowledge health risks from cell-phone use and then suddenly backtracked. Sometime before early June, the CDC posted significant new wording in a "Frequently Asked Questions" section on its websi...Read More

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PHOTO: New University of Indiana research has found that most temporary workers from Mexico who get work visas are no better off than those who are undocumented. Photo credit: Bread for the World/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Immigrants from Mexico can fill the gap where there's a need for agricultural or low-skilled work in Indiana and other states. However, a new study finds little benefit for those who legally obtain a temporary worker visa. Indiana University researcher Lauren Apgar found that tempora...Read More

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PHOTO: According to a new study, early-life stress may actually change parts of developing children's brains, and affect their ability to learn and stay healthy. Photo credit: Phaedra Wilkinson.

INDIANAPOLIS - According to a new study, chronic early childhood stress brought on by poverty, neglect and physical abuse can have a lasting, toxic impact. Sarah Romens, one of the co-authors of the report and a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, says early childhood stress can...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Three same-sex cases from Indiana will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Government.

INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. Kyle Megrath, marria...Read More

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PHOTO: Indiana is ranked third in the nation for reports of bullying, and experts say both bullies and their targets can face long-term consequences if the problem isn't addressed early on. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - With students back in class, efforts are ramping up to stop incidents of bullying. Indiana recently was aranked by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the third-worst state for bullying behaviors, with an estimated one in four Indiana children saying he or she h...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation outlines how climate change is connected to a proliferation of menacing outdoor pests, from poison ivy to ticks. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

INDIANAPOLIS – Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, according to a new National Wildlife Federation report that details how climate change is affecting the outdoor experience. NWF senior scientist Doug Inkley emphasizes that hunters, anglers, bird-watchers and h...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report supports the argument that ending the Energizing Indiana program will cost ratepayers more money in the long run. Photo credit: D. Hester/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - The Energizing Indiana program expires at the end of the year, but a new report from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission highlights its positive benefits. Overall, according to the report, the combination of programs delivered about $3 in energy savings for every $1 spent by co...Read More

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