Science & Technology

No croaking: New frog species groans, coughs

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Scientists have discovered a new frog species in southern New Jersey that makes some un-froglike sounds. The Atlantic Coast leopard frog groans and makes coughing noises rather than croaking sounds. The unfamiliar call ...

The Science Behind the Six-String

Liberty Science Center has an exhibit showcasing the science and history of the guitar.

DNA Exonerates NJ Man Imprisoned for Nearly 20 Years

Gerard Richardson was convicted in 1996 of murdering a teenager, but a DNA test has proven his innocence.

Merck, Iowa firm sign Ebola vaccine licensing deal

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co., one of the world's top developers and sellers of vaccines, has entered a partnership with a small drug developer to research and manufacture a potential Ebola vaccine now in initial patient testing. The ...

Apple Co-Founder Visits FDU

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak answered questions at a session at Farleigh Dickinson University.

Retiring congressman to take helm of science group

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey is taking a job at the helm of the group that publishes the science group of scholarly journals. The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced Tuesday that the Democrat will ...

Study finds as world warms, US gets more lightning

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century, as the world gets warmer and wetter. Researchers used weather data to show just how much more often ...

Student science projects explode with rocket

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Eighteen groups of students have lost science projects that were onboard an unmanned rocket that exploded in Virginia after taking off for the International Space Station. Students at the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, ...
A new species of leopard frogs has been discovered inhabiting the I-95 corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina. Courtesy: Jeremy Feinberg

New Frog Discovered Inhabiting I-95 Corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina

Decades after naturalist’s claim of a new species was dismissed, frog named in his honor.

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and has been under a voluntary in-home quarantine in Maine has stepped outside to voice her concerns about the state's quarantine guidelines. Kaci Hickox briefly left her ...