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  • Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria

    Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria
    So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious? Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
  • Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows

    Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
    Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment. The broadest analysis...
  • Share of CSU students who now have healthcare exceeds expectations

    Share of CSU students who now have healthcare exceeds expectations
    New data show the number of students without health insurance on California State University campuses dropped by 60% after Obamacare enrollment, defying concerns that not enough young people would sign up for health insurance. The Affordable Care Act,...
  • Tiny new synthetic diamonds increase strength of girl's best friend

    Tiny new synthetic diamonds increase strength of girl's best friend
    Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they’re also prized by oil drillers, road crews and experimental physicists for their unparalleled ability to bore, grind and cut. Now scientists have synthesized microscopic diamonds that are harder,...
  • Frog tongues flick with power and stick with ease

    Frog tongues flick with power and stick with ease
    Every predator needs to catch its prey. We humans use our hands, sharks and wolves use their jaws, but a few animals like frogs use something much stranger: their tongue. To understand just how frogs snatch their snacks, scientists made the first direct...
  • Rats feel regret? Well, I feel ... skeptical.

    Researchers this week revealed that rats feel regret. So, does this mean we’re going to be getting an apology for that whole Black Death deal? OK, probably not. University of Minnesota researchers this week published the results of their...
  • Snails in your garden? Warm up your throwing arm, scientists suggest

    Snails in your garden? Warm up your throwing arm, scientists suggest
    Sea turtles have it. So do salmon and Giant Burmese pythons. Pigeons are really famous for it. Now scientists report that some garden snails have a homing instinct too – but gardeners can overcome it with a simple heave-ho. In a two-year...
  • Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be

    Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be
    If the notion of biting into a hamburger made from lab-cultured stem cells doesn't make your mouth water, perhaps your brain can find it appetizing. That's the view of two Dutch professors who argue that meat grown in enormous test tubes, or...
  • Synagogue alters plans to appease neighbors

     Synagogue alters plans to appease neighbors
    Members of a congregation are bowing to concerns from Northbrook neighbors about a proposed synagogue, agreeing to more fences, different trees for a buffer and lowering the height of light poles. "We're much, much happier," said Becky Charous, who...
  • Police reports: Woman accused of electronic harrassment

    Police reports: Woman accused of electronic harrassment
    The following items were taken from Northbrook police reports: •A 38-year-old Prospect Heights woman was charged with harassment by electronic means and disorderly conduct on the 2400 block of Farnsworth after she allegedly sent harassing emails...
  • Drought has upside: record-low rainfall means cleaner beach water

    Drought has upside: record-low rainfall means cleaner beach water
    California's drought has at least one upside: Record-low rainfall has resulted in cleaner water up and down the coast, a new report says. Ninety-five percent of California beaches earned A or B grades for water quality during the summer of 2013, a 2%...