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  • U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species

    U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species
    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status. The biologists had recommended the protection on...
  • Making Health Care System More Efficient Subject Of Forum

    HARTFORD -- A forum on health care Monday had a "best of times, worst of times" feel. Some members of the panel convened by U.S. Rep. John Larson spoke of the tremendous explosion of knowledge and innovation that is dramatically remaking the health care...
  • Coyotes reportedly getting bolder

    In her 16 years with OC Parks, Barbara Norton has seen her share of coyotes. But the number is up this year, and the animals are reportedly more aggressive, which Norton said could be the result of California's record drought. "There are a lack of...
  • In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

    In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds
    If you’re a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, show that...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • Naperville D203 studying changes to science curriculum

    Naperville D203 studying changes to science curriculum
    Naperville Unit District 203 may be changing up the order in which high school students take science classes. Under the proposal, freshmen would start off with chemistry, sophomores would take biology and juniors would take physics. "Creating the...
  • A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers

    A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers
    I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was...
  • New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse

    New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse
    It may look like a mouse, but it’s actually related to an elephant. Meet the adorable Etendeka round-eared sengi, a newly discovered species of "elephant shrew" that lives in an isolated part of Namibia. Known formally as Macroscelides micus, this...
  • California follows federal lead with its own brain-mapping initiative

    California follows federal lead with its own brain-mapping initiative
    It took 40 scientists, tens of millions of dollars and several decades to create a comprehensive atlas of the brain of the lowly fruit fly. So Ralph Greenspan, whose neuroscience career started with fruit fly experiments, understands that $2 million...
  • 2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team

    2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team
    For 24 years, the Tribune has capped each high school sports year by honoring a group of students whose excellence extends to both the classroom and fields of play. The 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Team represents the best in academics and athletics the...
  • 'Seinfeld' at 25: Are these the best episodes?

    'Seinfeld' at 25: Are these the best episodes?
    The show about nothing is getting a big celebration this week on TBS. The 25th anniversary of "Seinfeld" will be marked with 25 episodes airing Monday through Saturday on the cable channel. TBS bills these as the best 25 episodes, which fans may want to...