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Study finds many motorists don’t see need to heed speed limits

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Research suggests U.S. motorists are growing increasingly cynical about the relevance of speed limits, and a new study indicates many motorists are more likely to think they can drive safely while speeding as long as they won’t get caught. “So the faster you think you can go before getting a ticket, […] Read the full story

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Purdue police seek information on stolen electric power cable

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University police are investigating the theft of about $15,000 worth of copper electric power cable from a storage compound near the Physical Facilities Service Building off Ahlers Drive. Purdue police Lt. Fred Davis said approximately 2,500 feet of coiled electric power cable was taken sometime between Wednesday (Oct. 29) evening […] Read the full story

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Ancient bone tool sheds light on prehistoric midwest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A prehistoric bone tool discovered in Carroll County by University of Indianapolis archeologists is the oldest such artifact ever documented in Indiana, the researchers say. Radiocarbon dating shows that the tool – an awl fashioned from the leg bone of a white tail deer, with one end ground to a point – […] Read the full story

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PEFCU honors citizenship award winners

WEST LAFAYETTE, Inc. -– Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) executives and senior managers honored 2008-09 PEFCU Citizenship Scholarship in Honor of Ronda E. Feathers recipient Amalia R. Barber, and 2008-09 PEFCU Citizenship Award recipients Travis J. Burghardt and Katie N. Reid, during a luncheon on Thursday, October 30. Barber, Burghardt and Reid are students […] Read the full story

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St. Elizabeth Regional Health Auxiliary host Mistletoe Mart, Nov 14-15

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Members of the St. Elizabeth Regional Health Auxiliary will host the annual Mistletoe Mart from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the St. Elizabeth Regional Health Auxiliary House, located on the corner of 26th and South streets […] Read the full story

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Earthworms appetites may facilitate carbon storage so the chemical isnt released into the atmosphere as CO2, which potentially could help curb climate change. Tim Filley, a Purdue University environmental chemist, checks one of the plots at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Maryland, where he and Cliff Johnston, another Purdue environmental chemist, monitor how much and how fast the worms eat leaves and other materials on the forest floor. This is part of a National Science Foundation-funded collaborative study by Purdue, Johns Hopkins University and the Smithsonian Institution. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Johnston, Purdue University Department of Agronomy)

Earthworm activity can alter forests’ carbon-carrying capabilities

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Earthworms can change the chemical nature of the carbon in North American forest litter and soils, potentially affecting the amount of carbon stored in forests, according to Purdue University researchers. The Purdue scientists, along with collaborators from the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University, study the habits of earthworms originally brought […] Read the full story

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Greater Lafayette Community Calendar

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