| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Challenges such as high food and labor costs and a shaky economy may be looming, but the National Restaurant Assn. says it’s confident the industry has just kicked off its fifth straight year of sales growth.
Eateries will pull in more than $683.4...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel “The Signature of All Things” is a finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize for the best book on a medical topic, along with five nonfiction books, including Oliver Sacks’ “Hallucinations.”
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:04 AM
With monarch butterfly populations rapidly dwindling, a conservation organization on Monday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement tougher rules for the weed killer glyphosate — first marketed under the brand name Roundup...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
MEXICO CITY – The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The international scientific consensus is in after thousands of peer reviewed published studies. Foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe (sometimes safer), environmentally friendly, and sustainable. Mandatory labeling laws are a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Deer have stripped all the leaves off my evergreen and my Nellie Stevens holly. Will they grow back, or should I cut them down?
Some evergreen species tolerate deer "pruning" well and put out new growth in spring, although lower branches won't bounce...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Scientists have succeeded in greatly extending the lifespan of a simple worm through "genetic trickery" and hope to begin similar experiments on mammals, they say.
In a paper published Thursday in the journal Cell Reports, researchers at the Buck...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Citizens and legislators should be proud that Connecticut is the first state to pass a law requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs. Polls consistently show that 90 percent of Americans want GMOs to be...
| Dec 19, 2013
Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Just in time for the holidays comes this welcome news: Moderate drinking may be good for you.
Medical science has known for years that those who drink alcohol in moderation have a reduced risk of death, are healthier and have better heart function...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:12 AM
News filtering out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) several weeks ago brought to mind the fact that we missed the centennial of an important automotive development last year: the 100th anniversary of the electric self-starter. This was...