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  • Wildfires are increasing, but funds to battle them are shrinking

    OLYMPIA, Wash. It's an unsettling trend: Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent, and money to prevent and fight them continues to be scarce. As wildfires blaze across Washington, state and federal officials are running out of firefighting...
  • Virus research offers hope but poses risks

    ATLANTA Ebola is not the virus that keeps Marc Lipsitch up at night. Lipsitch, a Harvard epidemiologist who grew up in Atlanta, is on a mission to eradicate human-engineered strains of deadly pathogens such as the H5N1 "bird flu." Those strains exist...
  • Dr. Gregory Roth: Sanford-Burnham research scientist

    Dr. Gregory Roth: Sanford-Burnham research scientist
    Dr. Gregory Roth, one of the first scientists recruited to the Sanford-Burnham Research Institute at Lake Nona, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Aug. 2. He was 56. An associate professor at Sanford-Burnham, Roth planned and oversaw the opening...
  • Wisconsin geologists go miles deep in quest to predict earthquakes

    MILWAUKEE To understand earthquakes, scientists have hatched an audacious plan go straight to the source. That means drilling miles-deep into the earth, directly through faults where two plates of the earth's crust come into contact. Geologists at the...
  • Changing sea chemistry will hit Alaska communities hard, study says

    SEATTLE Oyster growers in the Pacific Northwest have already been stung by changes in ocean chemistry linked to greenhouse-gas emissions. Now, a new study led by Seattle researchers finds communities in Southwest and Southeast Alaska that rely on the sea...
  • Children As Young As Ten Battling Eating Disorders

    Thousands of Connecticut adults and children – some as young as 10 – struggle with eating disorders with many suffering secretly because the life-threatening psychiatric condition has gone undiagnosed and untreated, experts in the field...
  • How Kentucky tobacco grew a possible miracle drug for Ebola problem

    When two American aid workers came down with the deadly Ebola virus recently, an experimental treatment materialized seemingly out of nowhere. How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away...
  • Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake

     Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake
    Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel. It's the third...
  • How often does Cascadia fault rip? Scientists disagree

    The Cascadia Subduction Zone hasn't ripped in more than three centuries, so it's surprising scientists know as much about it as they do. On land, geologists have unearthed a 5,000-year record of megaquakes and tsunamis, based on the fact that the...
  • Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb

    Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb
    In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system. That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way. The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
  • Colonial-era ship unearthed at Trade Center

    When a decaying wooden ship was discovered in the World Trade Center excavation pit four years ago, it posed a mystery. Where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it wrecked? Or was it sunk intentionally for landfill? Archaeologists, maritime...