November 25, 2019

Many birds across North America, including some migrating through Michigan, are struggling to survive in the face of manmade and natural threats, according to research based on radar data and new technology for trac...

November 25, 2019


In 2018, Michigan voters, fed up with congressional and state legislative districts that seemed designed to favor certain political parties and not necessarily reflect their interests, did something that people alw...

October 22, 2019

It's a dirty secret no one wants to talk about. It's not sex, infidelity, cross-dressing or any other previously scandalous issue. There's intrigue, confusion and it crosses international date lines. It...

October 22, 2019

Once mostly thought about in the realm of criminal investigations, the use of DNA technology has since expanded into the area of entertainment, as websites like Ancestry.com and 23andme.com make it possible for anyo...

September 24, 2019

“We were the original disrupters. It was our version of reality.” That’s how Harvey Ovshinsky describes the impact of underground newspapers in the 1960s on high school kids. And he would know – Ovshinsky was a pio...

September 24, 2019

As Americans become increasingly health conscious and embrace the importance of a healthy diet, more attention is being paid to ingredients and nutritional information of the food being purchased, but food contamina...

August 20, 2019

More than seven out of 10 Americans – 72 percent – say bottled water is their most preferred non-alcoholic beverage, followed by coffee, 61 percent, and then soft drinks, 59 percent, according to a recent Harris Pol...

August 20, 2019

Free and fair elections are a central pillar of our democracy. Voting is not only a right granted to citizens in the United States, but as we have seen around the world, a privilege many of us sometimes take for gra...

July 23, 2019

The formation of a regional water authority in southeast Michigan was intended to give customers outside the city of Detroit a greater say in the governance of the system that provides nearly 40 percent of the state...

July 23, 2019

Some teens can dabble in it, enjoying it in small quantities and then walking away satiated. Their consumption may be with friends – an hour here or there – or alone in their rooms, but their grades never fall, they...

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