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  • All-area lacrosse Players of Year take different approaches to college

    All-area lacrosse Players of Year take different approaches to college
    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. "He said...
  • Illinois anticipates return of black bears

    Illinois anticipates return of black bears
    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...
  • Was poisoning of scientist's dog a warning from Humboldt pot growers?

    Was poisoning of scientist's dog a warning from Humboldt pot growers?
    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...
  • California bill would ease professional licensing rules for immigrants

    California bill would ease professional licensing rules for immigrants
    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...
  • The great bobwhite question, or: In defense of the American vernacular

    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...
  • William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicks

    William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicks
    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....
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics, but treatment options are available

    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...
  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    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...
  • Commentary: Genetic testing can be a useful indicator

    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...
  • Roadkill counter is an app for that splat

    Roadkill counter is an app for that splat
    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...
  • OR7, the wandering wolf, looks for love in all the right places

    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...