| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:01 PM
For decades, epidemiologists have recognized that the highest rates of schizophrenia occur in children born in the winter and spring, about nine months after flu season. This pattern led researchers to examine the role that viral infections might play...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers.
"It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Tyler Dvorak was lying in slippery guano and smiling as his flashlight shined on a telltale shape in a crevice near the top of Ship Rock, which rises sheer and stark from the sea about a mile off the coast of Santa Catalina Island.
It was an ashy storm-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:25 PM
There are two reasons that American women continue to be obsessed about balancing motherhood and work in a way that most American men are not.
First off, biology: Until men can get pregnant, give birth and lactate, there is never going to be a day where...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:35 AM
A very unsettling shadow is settling over the whole American educational endeavor. It's largely a consequence of the idea that every child should graduate from high school, be admitted to college and then graduate from college. In order to make that...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:51 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:05 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:19 PM
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. ...