A slowly recovering economy and more realistic expectations are giving Georgia consumers a bit more confidence this spring. In a survey from Georgia Southern University, 61 percent of people think the economy is the same or better than last year. They also feel more secure in their jobs and feel better off financially than a year ago.
A Georgia Southern University professor and student have recorded the fastest speed an insect has ever traveled on the ground. Eastern Beach Tiger Beetle larvae move as fast as three meters per second.
State education officials will decide in February whether to keep cursive in the curriculum. The flowing style of handwriting isn't mentioned in a new set of teaching guidelines adopted last year. Some educators doubt that cursive is critical to what students need to know in the 21st Century.
A Georgia scientist makes the case for a disease-spreading parasite. "I don't subdivide nature into useful and non-useful animals. For me, everything has to be there," says Lorenza Beati of Georgia Southern University. Researchers hope to prevent disease by studying that bane of summer, the tick.