SCIENCE

Researchers have finished their largest study to date on how ticks and warming winters are hurting moose in Northern New England.

The data shows unprecedented death rates among moose calves -- more than 50 percent in four of the past five years, plus lower reproductive rates in adult moose across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Marijuana plants.
Brett Levin / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/scubabrett22

One of the last hurdles standing in the way of retail cannabis sales in Massachusetts is slated to be cleared this week.

A traditional cell phone tower disguised as a tree.
SayCheeeeeese / Creative Commons

Americans' wireless data consumption has skyrocketed since 4G technology was introduced nearly a decade ago. 

A self-taught astronomer in Great Barrington, Massachusetts has been taking his telescope out at night to teach anyone who wants to learn about the universe.
Lily Abrahams / NEPR

As darkness fell one recent summer night, Rick Costello set up his telescope in front of the library in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He took a sign from his car and hung it on a nearby post. It read, “Come see the universe.”

Lab test results amid a mold outbreak at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts. The outbreak delayed the start of school.
Quaboag Regional School District

Students at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts, are back in class after a mold outbreak delayed the start of the new school year by almost two weeks.

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