| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A new reality TV show unfolded this year in a cave in a sandstone cliff about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
While home alone and waiting for his parents to return with carrion for dinner, an energetic young male California condor played games on...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Dr. Donald F. Steiner, a University of Chicago faculty member since 1960, did ground-breaking research on insulin that included the discovery of what he called proinsulin, a finding that has improved the lives of people with diabetes around the world....
| Oct 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Northfield native Charles Engelman said he is still in shock after he was selected as the winner in a national contest sponsored by National Geographic, in which he will receive a $50,000 grant to launch his "dream expedition."
"To be completely honest,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is opening a satellite Genetic Testing Lab in Branford, in space formerly occupied by 454 Life Sciences.
The managing director of Mt. Sinai Testing Lab-Connecticut was vice president of research and development...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:46 AM
EAST HADDAM — Anthony DeNicola is a professional and proficient deer-killer.
DeNicola estimates he's been responsible for the deaths of about 10,000 deer since he began his Connecticut-based nonprofit wildlife control company in 1995. He's also...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:17 PM
In an apparent first, a study of Finnish convicts has identified genetic variations at two key sites on the genome that may distinguish extremely violent criminals from the rest of us. The two single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, that appear to...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from the disease.
Researchers at the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Nova Southeastern University plans to rename its Oceanographic Center in honor of wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey.
The decision, which will be announced later Friday, came after Harvey and his Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation provided a "very...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Scientists wearing anti-pathogen "spacesuits" and working in a government biocontainment laboratory have shown that genetically diverse strains of mice can accurately model the devastating health effects of the Ebola virus, according to new research.
| Nov 1, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Anybody who has lived or played in Florida likely has been called out by a finger-long lizard that taunts people with bold stares, push-ups and throat flexing.
Aggressive, tough and foreign, those Cuban brown anoles also throw attitude at their close...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Their wings spanning 10 feet or more as they glide serenely above Colombia's Andes, condors are majestic physical specimens. They have been important symbols here since pre-colonial times, when indigenous tribes saw them as messengers of the gods and...