| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:44 AM
Word to the wise: Don’t play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man’s best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he’s only looking at...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 5:16 PM
Lake County's efforts to preserve local ecology by controlling the deer population has spread — following the animals — into more forest preserves in the system, and the effort has led to a deer cull tallying more than 200 this year.
| Feb 21, 2015
| 11:51 AM
The region's rivers are on the mend. That's good news for those who live in northern Illinois, and downstream too.
The improvement isn't dramatic, however. There is still work to be done, much of it aimed at reversing the side effects of growth,...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:59 PM
Researchers from Yale University believe they have deciphered the neurological mechanism that causes the "munchies," that inexplicable urge to eat that has led generations of marijuana users to consume untold numbers of nachos, Twinkies and Doritos.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Jaws emerge through murky waters, clamping down on an underwater photographer sent into a South Florida canal's unseen dangers.
Yet the alligator bite doesn't affect this remote controlled, mini submarine, deployed by the South Florida Water Management...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:29 AM
If you catch anything strange in Florida waters over the next week, you might be eligible to win a prize.
The Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest starts Saturday and runs through March 1, with prizes offered for the most species of non-native...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:49 PM
While an ant nest may not look much like a human home, they do have at least one feature in common: toilets. A team of researchers studying ant pooping patterns have discovered that ants like to deposit their business in specific corners of the nest....
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:03 PM
CANTON — The state is looking for help from the public with its revised plan for wildlife conservation. An official working on the project will make a pitch for the conservation plan to the local land trust later this month.
The plan was first...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:06 PM
As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass.
There was one creature, however, that...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:01 PM
Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Months after turning up looking sickly and suffering from mange, Griffith Park’s resident mountain lion and unofficial mascot of sorts is looking much healthier.
In new photos released by park officials Thursday, the mountain lion also known as P-...