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  • Part 6: The Rise Of Global Companies Built On Invention

    When first lady Mamie Eisenhower ceremonially pushed the USS Nautilus into the Thames River in 1954, ushering in the atomic submarine era, the vessel carried 140 types of springs made by one Connecticut company alone. It was no fluke for Barnes Group...
  • Tule elk get rude reception from dairy farmers and ranchers

    Tule elk get rude reception from dairy farmers and ranchers
    In a canyon about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, biologist Megan Lundin investigated evidence of a brutal struggle around the partially devoured carcass of a tule elk. A trail of dark brown hair showed the 300-pound cow had been dragged several yards...
  • Signs of hope for endangered sawfish

    Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
    Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed. Behind it, he spotted two large and bizarre-looking predators: the endangered smalltooth sawfish, which use their long,...
  • Writer's unlikely friendship with owl inspires children's book

    WENDELL, N.C. Gene Hester looks the part of an outdoorsman. The comfortably bent brim of his hat curves around the top of his round face that is filled with a smile as he steps into a small jonboat to go visit an unlikely friend. Hester's friend is a...
  • A look back at the top Kansas City-area outdoors stories of 2014

    As we get ready to ring in the new year, it's time to take one last look at the year that was. So, how will 2014 be remembered by hunters, fishermen and other outdoors enthusiasts? It was a year of squabbles about the management of everything from...
  • Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo

    Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo
    "If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news. But that is happening in the great outdoors." — Ken Norris, director of science at the Zoological Society of London, to The Guardian Now relocate Ken Norris'...
  • How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project

    How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project
    Laguna Canyon Creek's degree of environmental value is likely to be a prime talking point when the California Coastal Commission discusses a 30-unit artist work/live project proposed for Laguna Canyon. The public hearing is set for Jan. 8 in Santa...
  • Ornithologist studies bird lice for answers on pathogens and evolution

    PHILADELPHIA When Jason Weckstein looks at a bird, he doesn't see just a creature with feathers that flies. He sees the bird as a teeming community of tiny creatures, some of which live and feast on its feathers, or that roam more widely and engage in...
  • Pipe-clogging zebra mussels a growing concern in Maryland

    Pipe-clogging zebra mussels a growing concern in Maryland
    Invasive zebra mussels — the bane of water systems and power plants in the Great Lakes area —appear to be proliferating in the lower Susquehanna River and the upper Chesapeake Bay, just a couple years after they were first spotted there....
  • Stevenson student interns in now-published scientific research project

    Fire up that dictionary application, or reach for a real one if you can. Even Fyuan “Diane” Jiang has a tough time putting into layman’s terms exactly what she’s done. “The watered-down version is I grew E. coli,”...
  • A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature

    A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature
    A professor at Nova Southeastern University is auctioning on eBay the right to name a species of sea lily he discovered in the Bahamas. "Here's an opportunity of a lifetime – getting to name a newly discovered species on earth!" states the...