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  • Where the food is both scarce and risky

    PHILADELPHIA For the poor, food is not only scarce, it's often rotten and germ-ridden. Corner stores and small supermarkets that feed vast swaths of impoverished Philadelphia offer bacteria-laced foods in unhealthy conditions that can lead to foodborne...
  • Bat program in Dallas, Luzerne County seeks to educate

    Find out what it really means to be blind as a bat this evening at the Northeast Region Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in Dallas, Luzerne County. A free program on bats, covering everything from biology, behavior, ecological importance,...
  • Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night

    Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night
    Three college student from Ferguson found themselves trapped overnight behind the riot-ready police lines of this embattled St. Louis suburb roiling over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.   The women had come to protest but were unprepared for...
  • 1,000-pound alligator snared in Alabama hunt

    (Reuters) - Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said on Monday. The alligator, caught with a snare hook in a southern Alabama state park...
  • Environmental health specialists do battle against pollution, other hazards

    By Erinn Hutkin Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
  • Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

    NORWICH England (Reuters) - Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying.     As the world cries out...
  • New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
  • Mother bear and her three cubs caught in Longwood neighborhood after lunging at resident

    Mother bear and her three cubs caught in Longwood neighborhood after lunging at resident
    State biologists captured a mother bear defending her three cubs in a Longwood neighborhood early this morning and relocated the bears to the Ocala National Forest, according to officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission....
  • Researchers see link between fish sex changes, chemical pollution

    At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Now she's a little alarmed. Each time a different batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Vicki Blazer's eyebrow arches a bit higher. In the latest study,...
  • The fate of the California gnatcatcher

    The fate of the California gnatcatcher
    Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
  • 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...