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  • Making Health Care System More Efficient Subject Of Forum

    HARTFORD -- A forum on health care Monday had a "best of times, worst of times" feel. Some members of the panel convened by U.S. Rep. John Larson spoke of the tremendous explosion of knowledge and innovation that is dramatically remaking the health...
  • Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections

    Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections
    When a virus enters a cell, the invasion is not welcome. The cell goes into a defensive mode, with one particular gene expressing a protein whose long scientific name oligoadenylate synthetases-like protein is more easily referred to as OASL. That...
  • Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light

    Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light
    When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...
  • The bigotry of low expectations [Commentary]

    The bigotry of low expectations [Commentary]
    A very unsettling shadow is settling over the whole American educational endeavor. It's largely a consequence of the idea that every child should graduate from high school, be admitted to college and then graduate from college. In order to make that...
  • The shoddy science behind developers' push to delist the California gnatcatcher

    To the editor: The idea to delist the California gnatcatcher, pushed by developers, is based on second-rate science. ("Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher," June 29) I was a reviewer for the developer-funded paper...
  • U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species

    U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species
    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status. The biologists had recommended the protection on...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Beneficial bumblebees pollinate many plants, including native spiderwort; but beware the not-so-nice perilla

    Today, for the monthly introduction to an insect, native plant and invasive plant, you meet the nice native plant spiderwort and the not-so-nice perilla. You'll also meet the beneficial bumblebee. Information on these species comes courtesy of Helen...
  • McDonogh, Bucknell grad Miller named IWLCA's D-I Scholar-Athlete

    McDonogh, Bucknell grad Miller named IWLCA's D-I Scholar-Athlete
    No one was more surprised than Katelyn Miller when the Bucknell graduate learned she had been named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday. Miller, who played high school lacrosse at...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Biodiversity Camp And BioQuest 2014

    Twenty Hartford area students have been selected to participate in a free five-day biodiversity camp and BioQuest, giving them a first-hand appreciation for the broad assemblage of plants and animals in their local communities in the company of nationally...
  • Wood stork's 'threatened' status causes controversy

    The nation's premier advocate for wild birds supported authorities when they eased protections for bald eagles and other species in past years. But the move last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downgrade safeguards for wood storks,...
  • 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...