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Help scientists learn more about birds with the Great Backyard Bird Count; also includes a photo contest

Do you like bird watching? Are you a science fan? In just 15 minutes you can combine those two interests and help scientists understand more about our world’s birds during the Great Backyard Bird Count from February 16-19. Click here for more information. A yellow-rumped warbler, from the 2017 photo contest. (Photo by Alicia Brown of Ozark, Ala.) Launched in 1998 by the Cornell University Lab...

Northern Kentucky distillery earns two awards from nation’s oldest international spirits competition

Boone County Distilling Company received high praise during the 2017 Tastings.com International Review of Spirits North American Whiskey & Cream Liqueur competition. Eighteen33, its flagship 10-year aged straight bourbon whiskey received a gold medal and a score of 93 points. White Hall Bourbon Cream also won a gold medal and a score of 91 points. The Tastings.com International Review of Spirits...

DNA testing for dogs? Scientist will discuss advances in canine genetics at U of L forum

People aren’t only interested in testing for their own ancestry these days; they are curious about their pets’ origins as well. Cornell University biomedical scientist Adam Boyko, who co-founded a dog DNA testing company, will talk Oct. 20 about “Canine Genomics: Deciphering the Past, Present and Future of Dogs” at the University of Louisville. Adam Boyko The free, public talk at noon in Room...

Eli Capilouto: Fixing broken immigration policies is a reflection of the American Dream

Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to China with a delegation from the University of Kentucky to advance several partnerships growing between UK’s colleges and departments and universities and industries in a country growing in economic importance.   One such partnership is between UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research and the world’s largest power company. During...