| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:30 PM
Genetically engineered crops: Something to be feared or something to be encouraged?
Two Penn State professors presented the pro side of the genetic-engineering debate at the Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Company Thursday night as part of state Rep. Gary...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:32 AM
Chimpanzees can learn a new sound for a common object, suggesting that the ability to acquire the building blocks of language may be more ancient than humans, according to a new study.
When a band of captive chimpanzees was transferred from the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:23 PM
Nineteen manatees were rescued from a drainage system in Florida after a 10-hour mission that involved digging up a portion of roadway and sawing open a large pipe.
The mission could be one of the largest manatee rescues on record, said Brandon Basino,...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 4:10 PM
The only wolf ever documented in Southern California may have been a victim of mistaken identity nearly a century ago.
The 100-pound male wolf was pursuing a bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert's rugged Providence Mountains in 1922 when a steel-jaw...
| 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...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:59 AM
Alfred I. Daniel, who had a long career as a pharmacologist working for various pharmaceutical companies, died Feb. 26 at Howard County General Hospital. He was 80.
The son of Leonard Daniel, who worked for the National Geographic Society, and Emily...
| 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...