| May 19, 2014
| 11:01 AM
When a heartfelt email from a Syracuse lacrosse fan reached Max Parker, he couldn't help but cry.
It was from a Mr. Schrader in upstate New York, whose young son with leukemia was excited to watch the Syracuse signee play this fall.
| Jun 15, 2014
Illinois is gearing up for a re-emergence of black bears, but wildlife experts say it's unlikely the animals will roam Chicago-area streets any time soon.
The number of black bears nationwide is slowly increasing and a male cub recently appeared in...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Super Bowl Sunday was a quiet day for wildlife disease expert Mourad Gabriel. He and his wife, Greta Wengert, an ecologist, planned to watch the game, then peel off to do some work.
Their house, on the crest of a wooded knoll near the Northern...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Denisse Rojas earned a biology degree from UC Berkeley and has set her sights on medical school. But one big obstacle stands in her way.
To practice medicine in California, doctors must obtain a license from the state, and applicants are required to...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
What's happening to all the bobwhite quail Arkansas used to have? It's a question that has stumped many a sportsman, bird-watcher and environmentalist in the Natural State, not to mention a mere newspaper columnist like me. But the other day I was...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The rescue went without a hitch. William and Mary wildlife biologist Libby Mojica slipped out onto a catwalk off the James River Bridge and scooped up two peregrine falcon chicks from their nesting box 150 feet above the water....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy.
Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Does ancestry determine disease risk? Can genetic testing really improve your health? Or does discovering a disease-causing mutation in your genome just give you something else to worry about?
Those are the questions I confront every day in my genetics...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The dirty business of counting doe DOAs has gone high-tech, courtesy of a Utah State University team that developed a smartphone application to chart collisions between motor vehicles and animals.
The system could help reduce collisions that cause an...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A Hollywood publicist couldn't have planned it better.
Just in time for the world premiere of "OR7 -- The Journey," a documentary about a photogenic gray wolf who stole hearts on his 2011 trek from Oregon to California, comes big news from wildlife...