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Pancakes can tempt choosy children

May 11, 2016 Picky eaters can drive families crazy. One solution suggested by nutritionists is to serve wholesome pancakes more often because they have a texture children like to eat. more »»

Warming fueled fires increasing

May 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather. more »»

More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef

May 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — Seawater — increasingly acidic due to global warming — is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. more »»

NMU students help design Luge World Cup materials

May 11, 2016 MARQUETTE — Talk about real-world experience. more »»


May 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — What better way to pollinate your plants than to keep real pollinators right on your property? That’s what Northern Michigan University sophomores Miah Meyers and Maddie Hayes want to do... more »»

3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

May 4, 2016 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star. more »»

S.T.E.M. a perfect solution for families

May 4, 2016 S.T.E.M. opens up many new opportunities for conversation and learning during family time like taking walks. The acronym stands for having fun with science, technology, engineering, and math. more »»

Libraries remain places of wonder, education

April 27, 2016 The library is a great place to take grandchildren when providing childcare. The visits are easy, inexpensive, and offer a fresh supply of books for the home stack. more »»

Hammer it home

April 27, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Lumber, tape measures — and, of course, safety glasses and hard hats — aren’t part of most competitions. more »»

Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

April 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released recently showed. more »»

Breakfast is very good eats any time of day

April 20, 2016 Breakfast is becoming the meal of choice for any time of day. Children like the texture of the foods and families like the nutritional value. more »»

Reaching for THE STARS

April 20, 2016 MARQUETTE — The clear night last Friday afforded good views of the early evening and night sky, but the large telescopes outside Shiras Planetarium gave people an even better chance to score a reall... more »»

Study: Dinosaurs were in decline long before giant asteroid hit

April 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study say. more »»

Camper Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction a needed fundraiser

April 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — It wasn’t about serving up tasty chili, although that was a big part of it. more »»

Build kids’ creativity, confidence

April 13, 2016 Role-playing helps young children prepare for new experiences. It provides vocabulary to help them express concerns and be more confident. more »»

Unleashing their creative sides

April 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — Creative writing could be considered one of the ultimate exercises in introspection, especially if a writer pens thoughts on paper or computer in the company of no on. more »»

Giving kids a sense of place is important

April 6, 2016 As the weather improves, families find it easier to get outside and give children a sense of place. Most children no longer have the experience of playing freely outside in the neighborhood. more »»

Noise impacts a baby’s learning

March 30, 2016 “What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears,” according to Dr. Lori Liebold. more »»


March 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — For anyone’s budding career, it helps if you can be name the president of a national organization, especially one in your field, and especially if you’re still just a student. more »»

Arctic Sea ice reaches record low for wintertime

March 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — The growth of Arctic sea ice this winter peaked at the lowest maximum level on record, thanks to extraordinarily warm temperatures, federal scientists said Monday. more »»



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