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  • Conflicts of interest pervasive on California stem cell board

    There's no good time for a public agency to be embroiled in a conflict-of-interest scandal, but this is an especially delicate time for California's stem cell agency. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as the program is known formally,...
  • Working mothers, double standards and what bugs me about Tina Fey

    There are two reasons that American women continue to be obsessed about balancing motherhood and work in a way that most American men are not. First off, biology: Until men can get pregnant, give birth and lactate, there is never going to be a day where...
  • Geek love at Theater Wit

    Geek love at Theater Wit
    Most romantic heroines don't work with yeast cultures. Most heroes do not win their loves by teasing them with the possibility of a really hot data-mining algorithm. But geeks deserve romantic happiness just as much as the rest of us — all right,...
  • Protection Of State Lakes Gets Little Attention

    Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are...
  • Lincoln Park Zoo works to eradicate rabies in Africa

    Lincoln Park Zoo works to eradicate rabies in Africa
    NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.  But when you ask 19-...
  • Chicagoan saves one dog at a time from rabies in Africa

    Chicagoan saves one dog at a time from rabies in Africa
    NANGALE, Tanzania — Only about half the dogs Anna Czupryna is studying in Tanzania have names. Dogs are different here. They are foragers and night watchmen who are treated more like livestock than pets. But when the dogs of north-central Tanzania...
  • Derek Ouyang, home improver with a green goal

     Derek Ouyang, home improver with a green goal
    Welcome to the really, really green 'hood — 20 demonstration houses in Irvine's Great Park. Irvine is the cradle of the designed neighborhood, but not like this. These homes were designed and built to compete in the Department of Energy's Solar...
  • Birds of the Lehigh Valley second edition available now

    The Lehigh Valley Audubon Society's second edition of "Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity" is now available, and the updated version includes 120 wonderful color photos of some of the most commonly observed birds in the region. These photos will...
  • Fake royal show among bottom of the heap

     Fake royal show among bottom of the heap
    With the Russians on the prowl, the Chinese hacking into our computers, Boko Haram in Nigeria triggering fear and celebrity hashtags, the last thing America needs is to lose a trusted ally: England. But the great Anglo-American alliance is...
  • John Kass: Fake royal show among bottom of the heap

    With the Russians on the prowl, the Chinese hacking into our computers, Boko Haram in Nigeria triggering fear and celebrity hashtags, the last thing America needs is to lose a trusted ally: England. But the great Anglo-American alliance is threatened by...
  • 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...