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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2011, file photo the base village at Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, Calif., is seen. Conservationists at Lake Tahoe have agreed to drop a lawsuit challenging plans to build a 2-mile-long gondola connecting two ski resorts in exchange for neighboring land purchases and other wildlife protection measures. The resorts, including one that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, and a wilderness protection group finalized the agreement this week as part of the U.S. Forest Service's final approval of the gondola that will skirt federally protected wilderness that is home to an endangered frog. (Tim Dunn/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP,File)

Tahoe ski resorts reach gondola deal with conservationists

Feb. 9, 2020 12:52 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists at Lake Tahoe have agreed to drop a lawsuit challenging plans to build a 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) gondola connecting two ski resorts in exchange for neighboring land purchases and other wildlife protection measures. The resorts, including one that hosted the 1960 Winter...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 photo, students dissect a synthetic frog from Syndaver Labs at J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Fla. The school is the first in the world to try out the new technology. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Fake frogs in school dissections eliminate gross-out-factor

Dec. 31, 2019 10:51 AM EST

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — It's a rite of passage in schools across the U.S.: frog dissection. Sometimes it happens in middle school, sometimes in high school. Feelings about the lesson are generally summed up in one word: gross. The frogs are slimy and greenish-grey, and they stink because they're...