Aroostook County, Maine, is home to the largest 3D model of the solar system in the Western Hemisphere

Aroostook County, Maine, is home to the largest 3D model of the solar system in the Western Hemisphere

US News and World Report recently named Aroostook’s Maine School of Science and Mathematics one of the best high schools in the country and if this has your inner science nerd excited, watch a local scientist lead us on a tour of the solar system.


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MATHEMATICS HELPS IT SHINE. >> MORE FROM THE JUST HOW FAR IS IT FILE. FOLKS LIVING IN PRESQUE ISLE, AROOSTOOK’S BIGGEST TOWN, ARE FARTHER NORTH THAN HALF OF ALL CANADIANS, THE MAJORITY OF WHOM LIVE ALONG CANADA’S SOUTHERN BORDER. A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL WOULD SEEM AN UNLIKELY CANDIDATE FOR NATIONAL ACCLAIM. MAIN SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. RANKED THE SECOND BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT. >> YOU’VE GOT

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Western Kentucky vs. MTSU odds: 2020 college football picks, Week 5 predictions from proven model

A Conference USA battle is on tap Saturday between the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at 5 p.m. ET at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium. Middle Tennessee is 0-3 overall and 0-1 at home, while Western Kentucky is 0-2 overall and 0-1 on the road. The Hilltoppers are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight road games. 

The Blue Raiders, meanwhile, are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games against a team with a losing record. The Hilltoppers are favored by seven-points in the latest Middle Tennessee vs. Western Kentucky odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 54. Before you make any Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has

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LDS Church’s northern Utah ranch is proving to be a model for Western livestock grazing

Livestock grazing has taken a heavy toll on Western rangelands since the arrival of domestic cattle and sheep that were bred for much damper climates.

These animals, which have contributed greatly to the West’s pioneer heritage, have damaged fragile alpine and desert ecosystems, fouled stream corridors and rearranged native plant communities, environmentalist say.

While they contend public lands grazing is not sustainable in its time-worn form, Utah’s notably dry and cold Monte Cristo Mountains harbor a massive private ranch that some observers believe could illuminate a path forward.

Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and covering more than 200,000 acres in Rich County along the Wyoming border, has developed an innovative system of rotational grazing that state officials hope could be adopted elsewhere. The experiment has proved not just profitable in an industry with famously low margins but also easy on

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