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Wyoming wildlife researchers use social media to show work

Wyoming wildlife researchers use social media to show work

CASPER, Wyo. — A helicopter will circle southwest Wyoming Thursday with a crew shooting nets onto unsuspecting mule deer. The crew will bring the deer back to a base camp where researchers will test the animals for body condition and pregnancy. Each deer released will bound away wearing a ra…

December 14, 2014 12:10 pm Photos

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5 science Twitter feeds to follow

5 science Twitter feeds to follow

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UW alumni have roles in NASA test flight

UW alumni have roles in NASA test flight

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When NASA’s Orion spacecraft left its launch pad mounted atop United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla., last week, two University of Wyoming alumni watched from the ground as their efforts ascended into orbit.

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Study: Cloud seeding can increase snowpack

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State-funded research in Wyoming suggests that cloud seeding can increase mountain snowfall by up to 15 percent a year, has negligible environmental effects — and almost no impact on precipitation in surrounding areas.

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England's King Richard III identified with DNA

England's King Richard III identified with DNA

Part of the skeletal remains found underneath a car park in Leicester, England, in September 2012

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Special report: Diversity being embraced in energy industry

Special report: Diversity being embraced in energy industry

As a youngster, Chelsie Wharton had no doubt she would someday design roller coasters for a living, even if she didn’t know the exact title for her dream profession.

December 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Formula for success: All American Pharmaceutical gearing up for expansion

Formula for success: All American Pharmaceutical gearing up for expansion

Infant formula bearing the America’s Pride label and manufactured by a Billings company will soon appear on retail shelves in China as the world’s most populous nation continues to recover from a devastating food safety scandal.

December 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

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Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.

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Science instruction continues in face of state action

Science instruction continues in face of state action

CHEYENNE — Science isn’t a clean, neat or quiet process in sixth-grade teacher Mark McIlvain’s classroom.

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Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.

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Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.

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Possible complete mammoth skeleton found in Idaho

Possible complete mammoth skeleton found in Idaho

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho — A portion of a Columbian mammoth skull and tusks have been uncovered in southeastern Idaho, and experts say a rare entire skeleton might be buried there.

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Panel debates boosting University of Wyoming's science programs

Panel debates boosting University of Wyoming's science programs

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A panel appointed by the governor is debating how to best boost the University of Wyoming's science programs.

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'How We Got to Now'

'How We Got to Now'

Popular science writer and theorist Steven Johnson asks “How We Got to Now” in a new PBS series. The famed scientist and mathematician Galileo, pictured next to Johnson on a bench in Pisa, Italy, helped us get there.

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Businesses, investors pressing for green policy from world leaders

NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.

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Study: Quake-drilling correlation near Bairoil

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming State Geological Survey report finds no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and wells the petroleum industry and others use to inject substances underground, with one exception: Several small quakes have been occurring in and near a pair of remote oil fields.

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State: Expect lower scores on revamped PAWS test

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When statewide K-12 reading and writing assessment scores are passed out next week, students and parents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see lower scores, a state education official said Thursday.

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Recent solar flare too early for Rockies auroras

BOISE, Idaho — Meteorologists say a powerful solar flare that struck the Earth arrived too soon before dark to make the Northern Lights visible in the Northern Rockies.

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New University of Wyoming science task force meets

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A group of scientists, educators and industry professionals has begun to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.

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