| May 8, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Each year, from approximately May to October, Florida’s coasts play host to some wonderful visitors, sea turtles, who come lay their eggs on our golden sands. To celebrate turtles, many Florida resorts feature nighttime walks to observe these...
| 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....
| May 23, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Scientists have made great strides in cataloging the human microbiome, the collection of tiny organisms that live on and in our bodies. Now some researchers want to put those microbes to work.
At the forefront of this effort is Jeff Tabor, a synthetic...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:51 PM
More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function.
Now researchers have...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:22 AM
If you're looking for something educational to do with the kids this summer, here's a great idea.
Linda Walters, a biology professor at UCF, is looking for volunteers to help with restoration projects. She'll need help restoring local shorelines with...
| May 11, 2014
After Anne Marie Murphy came to the United States from her native Ireland to earn her doctorate in molecular genetics from Johns Hopkins University, she planned to "become an academician," she said.
Volunteering at a clinic for domestic abuse victims...
| Apr 13, 2014
Patrick and Angie Jessee were less than three months from their wedding day when they received the news: Patrick had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His life expectancy, according to his oncologist, was five years.
They had planned to wed on Oct. 8, 2011. But...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The show about nothing is getting a big celebration this week on TBS.
The 25th anniversary of "Seinfeld" will be marked with 25 episodes airing Monday through Saturday on the cable channel. TBS bills these as the best 25 episodes, which fans may want to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:15 AM
UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON, Scranton, conferred doctor of physical therapy degrees and master's degrees May 31. Area residents receiving degrees include:
Elizabeth Ryan, Stewartsville, N.J., Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a major in physical...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:27 PM
For possibly billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on Earth have been written with just four genetic "letters" -- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists announced that that they added two more.
In a paper published in the journal Nature, bio-...