| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 11:51 AM
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,...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:59 PM
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.
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:49 PM
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....
| Feb 16, 2015
| 3:54 PM
It may not be worthwhile taking your penguin 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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 4:10 PM
The only wolf ever documented in Southern California may have been a victim of mistaken identity nearly a century ago.
The 100-pound male wolf was pursuing a bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert's rugged Providence Mountains in 1922 when a steel-jaw...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:55 AM
There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began reintroducing the endangered predators.
An annual survey released Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows at least 109...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:35 AM
MOSS LANDING, Calif. It's 7:30 a.m. PST at the Marine Mammal Center, and the sea lion pups are famished. For the last five weeks, volunteers have been desperately trying to nurse back to health more than a hundred sea lions found along the state's beaches...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:44 AM
Word to the wise: Don’t play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man’s best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he’s only looking at...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:39 AM
"I think I can stop taking my antidepressant," a friend told me. She recently started dating someone whom she refers to as her "human drug." It turns out there may be science to prove that. In honor of Valentine's Day, we rounded up some insights from...