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  • Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks

     Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks
    As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass. There was one creature, however, that...
  • Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl

    Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl
    Naperville teens are finding what a wonderful world it can be because they know much about biology, science books, algebra and trigonometry. For instance, what element makes up the innermost core of a Type II supernova just before core collapse? In...
  • Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

    U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population dangerously low. The research crew observed...
  • Nebraska Sen. Chambers renews push to ban cougar hunting

    Nebraska's longest-serving senator vowed Thursday to outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska even if he has to circumvent a legislative committee to bring it to a vote. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said Nebraska's mountain lion population is so small...
  • Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories

    Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories
    Bumblebees are just as guilty of merging memories as NBC anchor Brian Williams, it turns out. A new study, published online Thursday in the journal Current Biology, suggests that Bombus terrestrisĀ is prone to a type of memory error common among humans...
  • Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

    Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
    Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these...
  • 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...
  • Report: Oregon wolves up, livestock attack cases down

    An annual report finds that wolves continued to grow in numbers and spread across Oregon in 2014, while livestock-attack cases were down. The report released Tuesday by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be a key document as the state Fish...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...