Ann Arbor -
The good news begins with the University of Michigan's recent launch of a Great Lakes research and education center. The less good news is while older contaminants decline, newer are on the rise at a time the lakes' levels are plummeting.
Student loan debt in the U.S. has exploded - a whopping $1 trillion in 2012. At the same time, university tuition rates are increasing rapidly and the value of a college education during a stagnant economy is being called into question.
Scientists concluded as late as 2005 that elliptical galaxies were filled with evolved stars that were billions of years old. However, university astronomers have found out that these "dead galaxies" are still creating new stars.