Eighteen students got diplomas Friday at a school designed for kids in danger of not making it that far. And each one had a story.
The Decline of the American World: Other countries are used to loathing America, admiring America, and fearing America
Other countries are used to loathing America, admiring America, and fearing America (sometimes all at once). But pitying America? That one is new.
It would be striking for a seasoned entomologist with decades of fieldwork to discover such a large number of species unknown to science. But for University of Kansas student Rachel Smith, an undergraduate majoring in ecology & evolutionary biology, the find is extraordinary: Smith recently published a description of 18 new species of aquatic water beetle from the genus Chasmogenus in the peer-reviewed journal ZooKeys.