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  • Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants

    Jefferson Lab scanner creates 3-D images of plants
    The first time Drew Weisenberger used his PhytoPET scanner to watch radioactive carbon move through a plant, he chose a stalk of barley. The blade was about six inches long, and the stem another six. He exposed the blade tip to carbon dioxide gas with a...
  • Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered

    Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered
    When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he...
  • Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar

    Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar
    Diet sodas and those packets of artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests. High doses of artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose and aspartame can change the population of healthy gut...
  • Scientists probe secrets of Dry Tortugas

    MIAMI In the remotest part of the Florida Keys, 70 miles west of Key West and accessible only by boat or seaplane, there's an underwater world filled with habitats as happening as Miami's hottest nightclubs. Several species of grouper, snapper and...
  • Low summer lake temperatures could delay steelhead runs

    For some 14,000 years at least since a great glacial lake receded to form the much smaller Great Lakes fish in that freshwater sea have followed a sort of cyclical rhythm. That's all changed, and the new routine is likely to be evident in this year's...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Yosemite solving its bear problem by educating the animals � and visitors

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. It wasn't that long ago that a trip to see Yosemite's spectacular granite cliffs and splendid waterfalls was a descent into bear mayhem. In 1997, black bears broke into more than 600 cars in the park, searching for human...
  • Miami Bat Squad tracks rare species to golf course roost

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Shortly after dusk, three researchers squat on the lawn of a vacant, million-dollar home in a posh Miami suburb, pointing ultrasonic microphones at the darkened mansion. They're part of the Miami Bat Squad, listening to track down the...
  • Special Report: Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation'...
  • Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path

    Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path
    EAST HARTFORD — A bird enthusiast is furious over plans to build an $85 million outlet center at Rentschler Field, an important nesting site for several rare grassland birds, and is trying to revive arguments to preserve the land. The outlet...
  • Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks
    Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers...