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  • Goats give Towson University a lesson in weed control

    Goats give Towson University a lesson in weed control
    Towson University has recruited a herd of new groundskeepers to put the bite on a pesky weed problem on the suburban campus. Hauled in from a Harford County farm, 18 goats began munching away Sunday on a patch of English ivy covering the forest floor in...
  • James Watson's Nobel Prize to be auctioned

    Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 Nobel Prize, shared with Crick...
  • Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

    Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths
    In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks. Noticeably missing from this...
  • Record 20th Florida panther killed by vehicle

    Record 20th Florida panther killed by vehicle
    A six-month-old Florida panther was found dead from a vehicle collision Friday, bringing the total dead from road kills this year to a record-breaking 20 panthers. The panther, a male, was found on Golden Gate Boulevard in Golden Gate Estates in Collier...
  • Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats

    Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats
    HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut. The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
  • Inside The Lab: The Race To Create An Ebola Vaccine

    Inside The Lab: The Race To Create An Ebola Vaccine
    MERIDEN — Rick Chubet paces from machine to machine inside a clean, white lab at Protein Sciences. The vaccine scientist pulls up to a monitor displaying fresh results from a test. Two lines, one blue, one red, cut across a graph. He walks to...
  • Bear cubs killed in collision in Orange County

    Bear cubs killed in collision in Orange County
    When two bear cubs were hit and killed Friday night on Kelly Park Road, wildlife biologists worried about their mama. She was not with the two little bears when they died. Rather than take the cubs away, officers with the Florida Fish & Wildlife...
  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...
  • Nova wins $8.5 million grant to study Gulf of Mexico

    Nova wins $8.5 million grant to study Gulf of Mexico
    A fund established by the British oil company BP after the catastrophic 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico has awarded Nova Southeastern University $8.5 million for research projects. A team led by the university's highly regarded Oceanographic Center...
  • Tree sap turns table on bug trap plant

    Tree sap turns table on bug trap plant
    Some 40 million years ago around the Baltic Sea coast, an insect-killing plant was busy trapping bugs. Its leaves, about as long as a pencil eraser, eventually fell into sticky sap, which hardened to amber and stayed there until miners scooped it up,...
  • Genomics Research Lab Planned For Branford

    Genomics Research Lab Planned For Branford
    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...