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  • Evolution theory confirmed: Big is better, Stanford researchers say

    Biologists have long debated whether bigger is better. A Stanford team now has proof that evolution favors growth: the researchers found that many lineages of sea creatures have evolved into behemoths. In one of the most comprehensive studies of the...
  • 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,...
  • Scientists collar, track coyotes in Georgia, Alabama, SC

    She hadn't seen the trap. In a heartbeat, she was held against her will in the woods of east Georgia. Morning came. With it was a man in a black Ford pickup. He approached her cautiously. He slipped a rope around her neck. Moments later, her feet were...
  • Some fear historic cemetery could be damaged by mining

    Alyce Walker, a spry 87, walks around the nearly four-acre plot where her relatives are buried and stops at a towering live oak. "That's where Reverend Abe Tillman was lynched, in 1920," says Walker, the caretaker of the African American Spring Hill...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Where's the poop? Ants keep a tidy indoor toilet, scientists find

    Where's the poop? Ants keep a tidy indoor toilet, scientists find
    While an ant nest may not look much like a human home, they do have at least one feature in common: toilets. A team of researchers studying ant pooping patterns have discovered that ants like to deposit their business in specific corners of the nest....
  • Sea turtle nest already spotted in South Florida

    Sea turtle nest already spotted in South Florida
    A female leatherback turtle weighing hundreds of pounds crawled onto Singer Island one night last week, becoming the first known sea turtle to lay eggs in South Florida this year. Nesting season officially begins March 1, when seasonal lighting...
  • Penguins have only two types of taste genes; no wonder they gulp their food

    Penguins have only two types of taste genes; no wonder they gulp their food
    It may not be worthwhile taking your penguinĀ to Umami Burger, but it might do fine at a Seder. Penguins don't have the genetic ability to sense the meaty, savory "umami" taste, and they wouldn't flinch at a peck of bitter herbs either, according to a...