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  • IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs

    IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs
    International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research. The computer system, Watson...
  • Conservationist turned T-shirt designer fishing new waters

    For her back-to-school clothes shopping, incoming high school sophomore Casey Warren had a simple request. "All she wanted to do was go to Bass Pro Shops and get Guy Harvey T-shirts," said her mother, Bonnie Armstrong-Warren. Guy Harvey marine artist,...
  • Bat program in Dallas, Luzerne County seeks to educate

    Find out what it really means to be blind as a bat this evening at the Northeast Region Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in Dallas, Luzerne County. A free program on bats, covering everything from biology, behavior, ecological importance,...
  • DNR exploring 'adaptive management' plan to increase size of panfish

    One of my favorite public sculptures in Wisconsin is a 15-foot-tall rendition of a bluegill near Onalaska, the "sunfish capital of the world." It represents both the exaggerated fish of our dreams and the magnitude of our actual love for panfish. The...
  • Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night

    Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night
    Three college student from Ferguson found themselves trapped overnight behind the riot-ready police lines of this embattled St. Louis suburb roiling over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.   The women had come to protest but were unprepared for...
  • Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds

    Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds
    Hummingbirds don't have teeth, and yet they have quite a sweet tooth. They eat insects to get such essentials as protein and fat, but most of their diet consists of sugary nectar. This has puzzled scientists. Humans and other animals who prefer sweet...
  • A setting in search of some action

    A setting in search of some action
    'Haunted' By Randy Wayne White. Putnam, 356 pages, $26.95 Randy Wayne White has built a legacy exploring Florida's history and ecology. But an evocative look at Florida and its often ignored role in the Civil War can't make up for a lack of action in...
  • Officials offer glimpse into Norfolk's state forensics lab

     Officials offer glimpse into Norfolk's state forensics lab
    While the technicians at the state's forensics labs don't have the ability to figure out what someone looks like based on a DNA sample or learn the results of crime scene evidence instantly and easily like some popular TV shows depict, experts in fields...
  • The fate of the California gnatcatcher

    The fate of the California gnatcatcher
    Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
  • Once impossible to find, fishers run rampant around Olympic Peninsula

    Once locally extinct, fishers are bounding all over the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. First released into Olympic National Park in 2008 in an effort to repopulate the native carnivore, they now range from Neah Bay to Ocean Shores, from Port...
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...