About 20 percent of NY students refused to take spring tests

About 20 percent of New York's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the statewide English and math tests given in the spring, the state's education chief said, acknowledging the opt-outs affected assessment data ...

Migratory patterns of eastern Golden Eagle population revealed

Eastern North America is home to a small population of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), but despite their potential vulnerability to habitat loss and other threats, little information has been available on the patterns ...

NBCUniversal pumps $200 mn into Vox Media

Vox Media said Wednesday it had secured a $200 million investment from NBCUniversal, becoming the latest digital media venture to get a large capital infusion.

Review: Why I'm no longer wearing my Apple Watch

I've stopped wearing my Apple Watch. After buying it the day Apple released it in April, I wore it faithfully every day for at least two months. I strapped it on every morning when I woke up and made sure to place it on its ...

Experts see long-term risks from Colorado mine spill

Toxic waste that gushed from a Colorado mine and threatened downstream water supplies in at least three states will continue to be dangerous when contaminated sediment gets stirred up from the river bottom, authorities said ...

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