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  • At Farmers Night, Penn State experts give props to genetically engineered crops

    At Farmers Night, Penn State experts give props to genetically engineered crops
    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...
  • Chimps learn each other's grunts, but is it language?

    Chimps learn each other's grunts, but is it language?
    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...
  • Nineteen manatees rescued from drainage pipe in Florida

    Nineteen manatees rescued from drainage pipe in Florida
    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,...
  • DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican gray

    DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican gray
    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...
  • Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds

    Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds
    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...
  • Alfred I. Daniel, pharmacologist

    Alfred I. Daniel, pharmacologist
    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...
  • Lake County expands culling program to thin its deer herd

    Lake County expands culling program to thin its deer herd
    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. Based...
  • Eco-summit in Naperville focuses on region's river network

    Eco-summit in Naperville focuses on region's river network
    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,...
  • Why you crave junk food after smoking marijuana

    Why you crave junk food after smoking marijuana
    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. The...
  • Subs, drones part of South Florida flood-control plans

    Subs, drones part of South Florida flood-control plans
    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...
  • Catch a weird fish? Send photo, win prize

    Catch a weird fish? Send photo, win prize
    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...